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Nate Hybl, Oklahoma '03 
Named Rose Bowl MVP 

Celebrates Ten Years 

aupfhlin, Minnesota 

Letter from the Grand President 

Grand President Edward H. 
Hammond, Emporia State 
University '66, lives in Hays, 
Kansas, where he is the president of 
Fort Hays State University. Before 
being elected Grand President at 
the 2001 Grand Chapter Conclave, 
Brother Hammond served as Grand 
Secretary on the National Board of 
Directors for eight years and as a 
board member for 12 years. 

Dear Brothers and Friends of SigEp, 

As a university president, I have 
marveled at the new kind of student 
coming to college campuses across the 
country. Indeed these "Millennials" are 
exciting. They have big goals and expect to 
succeed. Studies of the incoming students 
of today indicate a shift for which Sigma 
Phi Epsilon is perfectly positioned. Today, 
80 percent of incoming college students 
have high expectations for an educational, 
growing, college experience. Fewer than 20 
percent now rate the college party life as a 
high expectation. 

Today's student is coming to college 
seeking education. What should be good 
news for all of us is that some of these 
students will be recruited to become 
brothers of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Even better 
news is, with the Balanced Man Program, 
SigEp provides the experience these men 
are seeking. In 1992, the Balanced Man 
Program was implemented at select college 
campuses, and the year 2002 marked the 
10th anniversary of the program. Today, it 
has grown to 171 of our chapters. 

SigEp and the Balanced Man Program 
are changing the fraternity movement in 
America. This issue of The Journal hi^- 
lights our 10 years of progress. 

• Of our chapters ranked #1 on campus 
in grades, 90 percent are Balanced Man 
Program chapters. 

• Of our chapters ranked #2 on campus 
in grades, 90 percent are Balanced Man 
Program chapters. 

• The average GPAfor all BMP chapters 
reported was a 2.91, while the average 
GPA for pledging model chapters was 

a 2.82. 

• Finally 87 percent of the SigEp chapters 
in the Phi Beta Kappa Wheelhouse 

(3. 15 GPA or higher), are Balanced 
Man Program chapters. 

A positive academic experience is not 
the only thing these students seek. 
Millennials are looking to be part of a 
group where they can make their mark. 
They do not settle for mediocrity, but 
rather demand excellence. The Balanced 
Man Program is focused on developing 
men and providing them the best college 
experience. You will find more information 
about these new students in this issue of 
The Journal, and you will see how SigEp 
has an opportunity to attract the best 
of the best. 

SigEp 's mission is "Building Balanced 
Leaders for the World's Communities." 
The Balanced Man Program is helping us 
achieve this objective, and continues to 
appeal to the demands of the current 
college student. 

In this issue, we have included contact 
information for all of our chapters, hoping 
you will contact the chapter president of 
your home chapter to learn of recent 
accomplishments or alumni events. If you 
know of a potential SigEp and want to put 
him in touch with the SigEp chapter on his 
campus, this will help you do that. If you 
see one of your chapter brothers is 
volunteering on the other side of the 
country, you can send him an e-mail. 

At a time when other fraternities 
experience declining membership with 
increasing enrollment, Sigma Phi Epsilon is 
prospering. This issue of The Journal wlW 
show you how our brothers, young and old, 
continue to get the most out of their 
fraternity experience. You should too. 


Edward H. Hammond 
Grand President 

The Journal of 
Sigma Phi Epsilon 

Spring Issue • Volume 101, Number 1 • i 

ON THE COVER: 2002 NFL MVP Rich Gannon, Delaware 

'87; 2002 Rose Bowl MVP Nate Hybl, Oklahoma '03; 2002 
marked the 10th anniversary of the Balanced Man Program; and 
the late William M. McLaughlin, Minnesota '02, Senator Tom 
Daschle (D-SD), and the late Senator Paul Wellstone (D-MN). 

The Journal 


E. Scott Thompson, 11 

Southern Mississippi '99 
Contributing Writers 
Robert Correa 
Northwestern '05 
Wallace C. "Wally" Doud 
Wisconsin '48 

Conrad J. Eberstein 

Penn '65 

Christopher Gerard 
Southern Methodist '03 
Dr. Thomas R Jelke 
Florida International '90 
Jay Langhammer 
Dr. Miriam Pittenger 
Faculty Fellow, Illinois 

Fraternity Officials 

National Board of Directors: 

Grand President 

Dr. Edward H. Hammond 

Emporia State 'GG 

Grand Treasurer 

Dr. James F. Robeson 

Cincinnati '59 

Board Members 

Christopher L. Bittman 

Colorado '85 

Jose F. "Pepi" Diaz 

Miami '02 

Steve 1. Hofstetter 

Columbia '02 

Educational Foundation Board of Trustees: 

Garry C. Kief 

Southern California '70 

Arthur J. Hurt, 111 

Davidson '88 

Garry C. Kief 

Southern California '70 

PaulW Peterson 

Minnesota '03 

Jeffrey D. Prouty 

Iowa State '79 

Roger H. VanHoozer 

Washburn '72 

Honorable Archer L. Yeatts, 111 

Richmond 'GA 

Vice Chair/Treasurer 

James L. Clayton 

Tennessee '57 


Charles N. White, Jr. 

Western Michigan '62 

VP Administration 

Wallace C. Doud 

Wisconsin '48 


Donald WHudler 

Ohio Wesley an '56 


Scott A. Baxter 

Buffalo State '84 

W H. Clark 

North Carolina State '56 

Jay K. Harness, MD 

Arizona '65 

Thomas O. Hicks 

Texas '68 

Harold A. "Red" Poling 

Monmouth '49 

B.M. "Mack" Rankin, Jr. 

Texas '50 

William A. Schreyer 

Penn State '48 

A. J. Scribante 

Kansas State '54 

Robert C. Stempel 

Worcester Polytechnic '55 

William G. Tragos 

Washington in St. Louis '56 

D. Britt Dunaway 

Dir. of Resources/Development 

SigEp Headquarters Staff 

Executive Director 

Craig D. Templeton 

Balanced Man Initiative 

Zariel J. Toolan 

Chapter Develop. /Volunteers 

Joseph F. Capodanno, 111 


E. Scott Thompson, 11 


John D. Weir 

Leadership Programming 

Christopher T. Minnis 

Get Published! 

New Chapter Development 
Ryan P. Jacob sen 
John A. Schuyler 
Residential Life 
Matthew W Engelhardt 
Resource Development 
Erin D. Mullally 
Substance Abuse Education 
Jason C. Daunis 
P. Sean Leahey 


10 100 Years of 

SigEp leaders play major 
roles in Business and 
the Professions 

24 Balanced Man 

lOth Anniversary 


Chapter Installations 

Red Door Notes 


Varsity Athletes 

The Year In Review 

Sound Mind 
and Sound Body 


Chapter News 

Alumni News 


Chapter Contact List 

Next Issue 

Curtis L. Carlson, 
Minnesota '37 

Zf • Letters and Commentary 

4 • Drexel / Pennsylvania Beta Beta 

• Ohio State / Ohio Gamma 

• Drake / Iowa Delta 

• Vermont / Vermont Gamma 

O • Auburn / Alabama Alpha 

• Davis & Elkins / West Virginia Delta 

• Iowa State / Iowa Beta 

• Pittsburgh / Pennsylvania Gamma 

J • Kentucky Alpha Dedicates Its Substance- 
Free Facility 

15* SigEp Fall Sports Wrap-Up 
by Jay Langhammer 

1 • Loss of Student National Director 

• Gannon's Record Setting Year 

Vj* Living the Balanced Man Ideal 

ZfJ • Recruiting the Best Day In and Day Out 

30 • Life Across the USA 

i / • Worldwide News 

Oo • News from the Educational Foundation 

40 • The SigEp Network 

The Journal accepts submissions year-round. If you have news, 
letters or photos, please send them to: The Journal, P.O. Box 
1901, Richmond, Virginia 23218 ot 

100 Years of Leadership: 

SigEps in the Arts and Entertainment 

The 100 Years of Leadership series concludes in the next 
issue of The Journal. The feature will be SigEps in Arts and 
Entertainment, including swing bandleader Woodrow C. 
"Woody" Herman, Kansas '45. 



Northwestern Builds on the Balanced Man Ideal 

By Robert Correay Northwestern '05 

r-correa @northwestern. edu 

Before arriving at Northwestern, I had 
decided that I would not join a fraternity or 
even be associated with the Greek system. My 
reason for this decision came from the many 
horror stories I had heard from friends and 
family about the Greek system on campuses 
across the United States. My skeptical father 
so elegantly stated, ''If you join a fraternity, 
you will become a fat boy!" 

Upon my arrival at Northwestern, I was 
introduced to an upperclassman who was 
assigned to help me move into my dorm and 
answer any questions I had. For the next 
week, Jason M. Hill, '03, invited me to 
academic and social activities around campus. 
Over the next 10 weeks, we developed a great friendship. 

During the formation of our friendship, I learned about 
the Balanced Man Ideal, which created a desire in me to 
achieve true balance in my life. Without any pressure from 
Jason or any other SigEp, I had come to realize that being a 
Balanced Man is the key to life. I then actively pursued 
these qualities, which naturally led me to want to meet other 
men with the same goals. 

One of SigEp's many techniques in finding the best men 
on campus is our "Excellence through Balance" scholarship. 
We give scholarships to the top three freshman male and 

Northwestern uses its excellence through 
scholarship to attract the best men on campus. 
Left to right: James B. LeBeck, '03, Robert 
Correa, '05, and Jason M. Hill, '03. 

female finalists each fall. The scholarship looks for five main 
points: academics, athletics, leadership, character and social 
presence. Four members of our chapter interview every 

applicant, which allows us to meet the finest 
incoming students. The Illinois Lambda 
Chapter uses the Balanced Man Ideal to filter 
through hundreds of men during the fall. 
Reaching hundreds of students each year 
through different activities and the scholar- 
ship, only the best men are considered in 
order to keep the chapter strong, and the 
campus is aware of the ideals for which 
we stand. 

Secondly, Illinois Lambda teaches the 
Balanced Man Ideal by example. Young men 
on campus learn the importance of balance, 
as I mentioned earlier in my personal 
example, and actively pursue balance as well. 
When SigEp is mentioned at Northwestern, the 
stereotype of the typical frat boy is non-existent. This 
chapter is certainly a model of the future, and all of it comes 
from the Balance Man Ideal emphasized throughout our 
recruitment efforts. 

See page 21 for an article on the chapters CPR training. 
Northwestern GPA: 3.37 Manpower: 100 

Impacting the World With the Quest to Greece 

By Jason M. Rodriguez, Toledo '03 

jasonmrodriguez@msn. com 

What is The Balanced Man Quest to Greece^. You read 
about it in the last issue of The Journal, heard through other 
Brothers, read e-mails and saw it on the SigEp 
website. But what is it and what can it do for every 
SigEp? The Quest to Greece is Sigma Phi Epsilon's 
newest addition to the outstanding programs that 
distinguish Sigma Phi Epsilon from all other 
fraternities. The Quest to Greece is more than an 
excursion to another country. It is a journey that 
transcends time to discover SigEp's roots of 
excellence. Excellence is the Balanced Man. The 
ancient Greeks believed in regular physical and 
mental exercise. "Nous Elgin in Somaton Egeis" as 
inscribed on the Balanced Man symbol translates as "A Sound 
Mind in a Sound Body," a concept that was revered by all 
ancient Greeks. They believed that a healthy body led to a 

healthy mind, which ultimately led to a healthy life. Today 
Sigma Phi Epsilon strives to bring this philosophy to life once 
again for its "Greek" brothers. The Quest to Greece is every 
brother's opportunity to learn about and become a Balanced 
Man. For SigEp, this entails developing a Sound 
Mind and Sound Body. 

The Quest to Greece is an endeavor of a Sound 
Mind. Our Ritual says that our search for knowledge 
must continue throughout life. While in Greece, we 
spent hours every day learning and studying the 
history and culture of ancient and modern Greece. 
Every SigEp should aspire to participate in this 
caliber of program. The Quest to Greece has spawned 
a desire in me to look past my views and limits of the 
world. It has inspired me to accept new ideas and 
question what was once thought to be the way things are 
done.' It has enabled me to view the world with cultural 
relativity, and not ethnocentrism. On a larger scale, the Quest 

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to Greece has empowered me to return to Ohio Iota and share 
my knowledge and experience with my brothers. 

Although the Quest to Greece was academically oriented, 
that did not prevent us from finding time to pursue our goal 
of a Sound Body For two and a half weeks, we hiked, 
climbed and walked our way around the different areas of 
Greece to discover and learn about the historical sites. In 
addition, we awoke every morning to jog before the day's 
events. Even our Alumni Mentor, Conrad J. Eberstein, Penn 
'65, would participate in our morning jogs. He is one 
example of how Sigma Phi Epsilon's values are not just 
pertinent within the walls of college, but transcend time and 
phases of life. Our vision of the Balanced Man is the path to 
excellence at any stage of life. 

One of the most memorable days of the Quest was the 
day we hiked the Samaria Gorge. The Gorge is the largest 
gorge in Europe and took us five hours to complete. The 
Gorge was home to the most beautiful sites I have ever seen in 
my life. I remember thinking to myself as I hiked with my 

brothers, "This is what SigEp is all about! Seven guys who 
barely knew each other, brought together because of their 
common beliefs in Sigma Phi Epsilon's cardinal principles. We 
pursued knowledge together, we pursued physical activities 
together, and in the end we all formed the strongest bonds of 
brotherhood ever." 

Sigma Phi Epsilon is more than a fraternity. It is a way of 
life. The mission statement of SigEp is "Building Balanced 
Leaders for the World's Communities." The tools and 
experience needed to become a Balanced Leader are embodied 
in SigEp 's Ritual and experiences offered to its members. The 
New Member Camps, the Carlson Leadership Academies, the 
Ruck Leadership Institute, and the Quest to Greece are those 
tools that enable America's leading fraternity to mold 
balanced leaders for the future. The Quest to Greece is SigEp 's 
private window to the Balanced Man. Through the pursuit of 
a Sound Mind, Sound Body, we are taking our Fraternity to a 
whole new level. We are the best. We are Sigma Phi Epsilon. 


More on Fathers and Sons... 

As the father of two boys, Sean (5) and Jack (3), the 
theme of the [Fathers and Sons] article really struck a chord 
with me. It made me wonder why our Fraternity does not 
focus on this theme on a large scale. We properly focus on 
important issues such as testicular cancer, lifelong learning 
and community service. We also generally encourage parental 
involvement. Yet, we do not focus on one of the most 
important societal issues facing virtually every brother in our 
Fraternity - how to be good fathers and sons. 

It seems to me that we are missing a wonderful 
opportunity to be a leader in educating our brotherhood 
about this very important issue. Housing events, seminars, 
discussion groups and providing educational materials on this 
topic are crucial to helping our undergraduate brothers be 
better sons and become better fathers. It would also help 
many of our alumni be or become better fathers. 

In addition to the obvious positive societal impact of this 
educational endeavor, there would seemingly be a number of 
positive indirect effects on the Fraternity itself Most notably, 
pursuit of this educational theme would give us a powerful 
way to motivate alumni and the fathers of our undergraduate 
brothers to become and stay involved in our Fraternity. 


Timothy J. Bryant, Massachusetts '89 

Missing Athletes 

The article on 100 years of SigEp athletics was very well 
written, and there were some notable athletes missing. Alvin 
F. Rylander, California-Berkeley '28, and Hubert A. 
Caldwell, California-Berkeley '29, received Gold Medals in 

the 1928 Olympic games in crew. Both were oars-men on the 
US national championship crew of that year. Also missing is 
probably SigEp 's most infamous football player, Roy M. 
"Wrong Way" Riegels, California-Berkeley '29. He is 

remembered for one play in the 1929 Rose Bowl where he ran 
the wrong way and nearly scored for Georgia Tech. 

The emphasis of the article is on pro sports. Before 1940, 
there was only major league baseball. The NFL barely existed 
and college players didn't go there. The NBA and the NHL 
didn't exist at all. That is why Sam B. Chapman, California- 
Berkeley '38, a first string Ail-American football player and a 
member of the Football Hall of Fame went on to play major 
league baseball for the Philadelphia Athletics. Sam was not as 
good at baseball as he was at football, but baseball was where 
one went if one wanted to play pro sports. 

I am sure that many of our chapters have stories like 
these and not just in the field of athletics. As a fraternity 
historian, I would like to see the stories of what our alumni 
archived. If there are brothers who have an interest in 
chronicling their chapter history, they should contact me 
through SigEp Headquarters. 


Michael A. Green, California-Berkeley '62 

''You must first be a friend to yourself 
before you can be a friend to anyone else, '' 


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Chapter Installations 


Drexel University, Pennsylvania Beta Beta 

October 16, 2002 

Undergraduates and alumni pose with their charter am 

Pennsylvania Beta Beta 
states in its char- 
tering petition that 
obtaining a charter is a step in 
creating a chapter of excellence, 
an institution that outlasts its 
current members. Through the 
work of dedicated volunteers, 
tireless leadership and applying 
the lessons of the Balanced 
Man Ideal, the chapter has 
risen to be one of the top 
fraternities on campus in 
three years. 

The Chapter and Its History 

SigEp established the chapter in November of 1999. 
Since then the chapter has moved into university housing, 
grown to 4 1 men and has a grade point average that is higher 
than the all-campus average. The chapter has numerous 
campus leaders with 36 men involved in other campus 
organizations including Student Government, three different 
academic honoraries and the Interfraternity Council. 

Living the Balanced Man Ideal 

The chapter has a Sound Mind, Sound Body Chairman 
who helps coordinate various activities. To cultivate a Sound 
Mind, members attend campus plays. The chapter routinely 
hosts guest speakers on a wide range of subjects, including 
religion, philosophy and time management. To develop 

Sound Body, 
the univer- 
sity athletic 
speaks with 
the chapter 
on the 
of personal 
fitness, and 
members are 
expected to 
develop a 

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club athletics ranging from 
wrestling and karate to rugby 
and lacrosse. 

Volunteer Support 

The five officers of the 
Alumni & Volunteer 
Corporation have diverse 
backgrounds. Father Charles 
Brinkman is the chapter's 
Balanced Man Program 
Steward and is an alumnus 
member of Alpha Chi Rho. 
Chapter Counselor John 
Chybinski, Philadelphia 
College of Textiles & Sciences 

'91, is a long-time SigEp volunteer in the Philadelphia area. 

The A&VC has been instrumental in working with the 

university to secure housing for the chapter. 

The Chapter House 

At the beginning of the fall 
semester, the chapter moved into 
university-owned housing and 
voted to maintain it as a sub- 
stance free facility. The A&VC is 
working with the school to 
ensure the home becomes the 
permanent residence for the 
chapter. With the new housing, 
the chapter and A&VC are 
working to make the home a 
Residential Learning 

Campus Environment 

The chapter house located in 
historic Philadelphia. 

Grand President Edward H. Hammond, Em^poria State 

'66, installs the chapter officers. Lefi to right: Chaplain 
Joseph P. Horan, '06; Vice President of Development 
Petros D. Pantelisy '04; Vice President of Programming 
Rob Li, '04; President John L. Dougherty, '05; Vice 
President of Finance Brian P. Kerrigan, '05; Outgoing 
Vice President of Programming Nathan R. Parrish, '05; 
Vice President of Recruitment Vince Yanni, '04. 

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Members of 
the chapter 
are involved 
in numerous 

Founded in 1891, Drexel University has experienced 
tremendous growth over the past seven years. Enrollment has 
risen 81 percent from 9,000 undergraduates to over 16,000, 
and the average SAT score for entering freshmen is 65 points 
higher than in 1995. 

There are 14 fraternities on campus and 13 are housed. 
Four of the chapters were established on campus within the 
past five years to coincide with the growth of the school. 


GPA: 3.04 

Total Life Members: 68 

Current Undergraduate Membership: 41 


The Ohio State University, Ohio Gamma 

November 1, 2002 

Once a mediocre chapter in the late '90s, now the 
outstanding chapter on campus in 2002, Ohio 
Gamma has experienced a renewal that is driven 
by the dedication of the Alumni & Volunteer Corporation 
and the chapter's commitment to the Balanced Man Ideal. 

The Chapter and Its History 

Originally chartered in 1908, Ohio Gamma has 
produced over 1600 lifetime members including former 
Grand President and Grand Treasurer Edwin Buchanan, '11, 
for whom the Buchanan Cup is named. Sigma Phi Epsilon 
closed the chapter in 1999 due to uncompetitive performance 
not worthy of SigEp and returned in the spring of 2001. The 
initial expansion recruited nearly 40 men to re-establish the 
chapter, and since then SigEp has grown to be the largest 
chapter on campus. The chapter is working toward a goal of 
more than 90 men by spring of 2004. 

Living the Balanced 
Man Ideal 

In pursuit of the 
Balanced Man Ideal, the 
chapter has a Sound Mind 
Chairman and Sound 
Body Chairman, who 
both organize activities for 
the rest of the chapter. For 
Sound Mind, the brothers 
donate literature to the 
chapter from outside the 
classroom. Members 
regularly attend plays and 
symphonies. Faculty 
members are invited to 
a chapter dinner once 
a month. 

For Sound Body, all 

chapter house 

The Chapter 


Alumni & 



owns the 


property and 

has a unique 


with the 


OSU manages and maintains the house and property. There is 

a library on the first floor 
of the chapter house, a 
weight room in the 
basement of the chapter 
house and the facility is 
substance-free in the 
common areas. 

A face lift is planned for the front of the chapter house 
that will include new windows and the installation 
of pillars. 

With charter in hand, the chapter celebrates its past and is poised to succeed. 

members have individual 

fitness plans with goals, which are implemented with the 
assistance of the Sound Body Chairman. A state-of-the-art 
weight room is in the chapter house and members utilize it 
regularly. They keep track of their workouts by signing in and 
out of the weight room. The chapter has hosted seminars with 
sororities on breast and testicular cancer and eating disorders. 

Volunteer Support 

The chapter benefits from the volunteerism of seven 
SigEp alumni who serve on the Alumni & Volunteer 
Corporation. Current A&VC members received assistance 
from volunteers at Rutgers in formulating bylaws and 
financial objectives. Currently the A&VC is fund raising for 

Campus Environment 

Founded in 1870, 
The Ohio State University 
has over 35,000 under- 
graduates, making it one 
of the largest universities 
in the nation. Greek life 
has a rich history at The 
Ohio State University 
dating back to the late 
1880s. Phi Gamma Delta 
was the first fraternity 
founded on campus in 

1878, and Kappa Kappa Gamma was the first sorority in 
1888. Today there are 28 fraternities and 20 sororities 
on campus. 


GPA: 2.93 

Originally Chartered: 1908 

Charter Removed: 1999 

Total Life Members: 1604 

Current Undergraduate Membership: 74 

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Chapter Installations 


Drake University, Iowa 

November 9, 2002 

In February of 2000, Sigma Phi Epsilon returned to 
Drake University with 14 eager individuals committed 
to building a different fraternity Today Iowa Delta 
members contribute as leaders on Drake's campus in 
numerous student organizations. 

The Chapter and Its History 

Iowa Delta was originally chartered in 1948 when the 
first fraternity on campus, Chi Delta petitioned Sigma Phi 
Epsilon to start a new chapter on campus. The chapter was 
closed in 1996 for non-performance issues. Now the chapter 
is regularly setting the pace academically for other fraternities, 
posting a fraternity-best 3.32 grade point average, well above 

the all-campus GPA. Iowa 
Delta has also seen its 
manpower more than 
quadruple in less than 
three years from 14 to 62 
members, ranking second 
on campus. 

Living the Balanced 
Man Ideal 

In their efforts to 
achieve a Sound Mind, 
Iowa Delta brothers 
regularly attend Drake 
musicals and plays, not 
just to enrich themselves, 
but also to support 
brothers performing onstage. Furthermore, members often 
attend campus lectures as a group. Recently, a large number of 
Iowa Delta brothers attended a lecture given by "Magic" 
Johnson entitled, "A Perspective on Living with HIV." The 
lecture drew a large audience from both Drake and the Des 
Moines community. 

In their continuing quest to have every member achieve 
and maintain a Sound Body, members recently entered a team 
in the Des Moines Living History Farms Race. While not 
everyone ran the five mile race, many members trained with 
those who were by choosing to run one, three or five miles 
every night around Des Moines to stay in shape. The chapter 
periodically has a fitness test for brothers to measure their 
fitness level. 

Volunteer Support 

With 2 1 members on the Alumni & Volunteer 
Corporation (A&VC), the chapter benefits from tremendous 
support. President Gary D. Ordway, Drake '64, and 
Treasurer Rodney E. Rhoads, Drake '57, both communicate 
with the chapter regularly, and Chapter Counselor Lance D. 

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Old Main, Drakes main administration 
building, is listed on the National 
Register of Historic Places. 

Becker, Wisconsin-Platteville '01, is routinely around the 
chapter house to mentor the chapter. 

The Chapter House 

Located in the heart of 
Drake University's "Greek 
Street," the substance-free 
chapter house is one of the 
premier facilities on 
campus, and the chapter is 
in the process of becoming 
a Residential Learning 
Community. Iowa Delta 
utilizes the volunteer 

1243 34th Street is home to the Iowa 
Delta Chapter. 

services of two Faculty Fellows. Assistant Professor of 
Journalism Randall Blum and Assistant Professor of History 
Matthew Esposito both meet with SigEps seeking academic 
advice or assistance. 

The Campus Environment 

Drake University, located in Iowa's largest city and state 
capital of Des Moines, has approximately 3,500 
undergraduate students, with a Greek population of about 28 
percent of the student body. There are seven fraternities and 
five sororities on campus. Founded in 1881, Drake is a 
private institution with 95 percent of the faculty holding the 
highest degree in their field. 

Chapter members and alumni proudly display the chapter's charter, flag 
and I 


GPA: 3.32 

Originally Chartered: 1948 

Charter Removed: 1996 

Total Life Members: 1059 

Current Undergraduate Membership: 62 


University of Vermont, Vermont Gamma 

November 16, 2002 

The newly reinstated Vermont 
Gamma is the largest frater- 
nity at the University of 
Vermont and the undisputed home of 
student leaders on campus. Of its 5 1 
members, 50 are involved in different 
student organizations on campus. 
Director of Student Life Dr. Patrick 
Brown "strongly" supported the chapter's 
petition for installation stating, "The 
chapter is always well represented in the 
various academic programs and 
organizations on campus." At the 
chapter's chartering banquet, Vermont's 
Lieutenant Governor and SigEp alumnus 
Brian E. Dubie, Vermont '82, gave the 
keynote speech. He touched on his SigEp 
experiences at the University of Vermont 
and how it helped develop him into a political leader. 

The Chapter and Its History 

Originally chartered in 1950, the charter was removed in 
1993 for risk management violations. In 1997 SigEp returned 
to campus and has made steady progress to re-acquire its 
charter. In the spring of 2002, the chapter was highlighted in 
The Burlington Free Press for its numerous volunteer projects 
bringing the Balanced Man Ideal to the outside community. 
Among other projects, the chapter cleaned a local park to 
prepare it for recreational sport use. 

Living the Balanced Man Ideal 

Members of Vermont Gamma embrace the Balanced 
Man Ideal by appointing a Sound Mind Coordinator and a 
Sound Body Coordinator every year. For Sound Mind, the 
chapter attends productions of popular plays and musicals. 
Chapter Counselor Michael B. Languasco, Vermont '99, 
hosts a time management seminar each semester. Working 

Left to right: National Director Jose F. "Pepi" Diaz, 
Miami (Florida) '02; Jonathan E. Badaracco, 
Vermont '03; Michael B. Languasco, Vermont '99; 
Regional Director J ejfrey T. Keltner, Stanford '02; and 
Director of Resource Development Erin D. Mullally, 
Michigan State '99. 

with the UVM academic advising offices, 
the chapter has created a study seminar 
for its new members. 

For Sound Body, the chapter has 
hosted Athletic Director and Brother 
Richard A. Farnham, Vermont '69, to 
talk about how varsity athletes balance 
their schedules. Brothers attended 
seminars on sexually transmitted diseases, 
physical fitness and nutrition. 

Volunteer Support 

There are eight members of the 
Alumni & Volunteer Corporation. They 
spend time mentoring the under- 
graduates and take an active role in 
recruitment workshops. With consistent 
communication with its alumni, the 

A&VC and chapter have 

raised $20,000 to improve 

the chapter facility. 

The Chapter House 

The A&VC owns the 
chapter house. There are 
plans to upgrade the facility 
by adding a weight room 
and applying for Sigma Phi 
Epsilon's Residential 
Learning Community 
status. A&VC President 
Paul W. Nestork, Vermont 
'87, has been a driving force behind the chapter home's 
upkeep and finances over the years. 

Campus Environment 

Founded in 1791, the same year that Vermont became 
the fourteenth state in the union, the University of Vermont 
was established as the fifth college in New England. Today the 
campus has 7,400 undergraduates, and was the first college 
that admitted students regardless of religion. There are 1 1 
fraternities and six sororities. 


GPA: 2.86 

Originally Chartered: 1950 

Charter Removed: 1993 

Total Life Members: 957 

Current Undergraduate Membership: 51 

Built in 1897 this is one of the finest 
chapter houses on campus. 


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Red Door Notes 

The tradition of the red door on Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter houses began on the campus of 

Syracuse University^ New York Alpha in 1928. Today, nearly every Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter home 

has a red door to welcome SigEp brothers. The original house and red door is pictured to the right. This building 

is now the International Students Center, and Sigma Phi Epsilon has another magnificent home for its red door. 

Auburn University / Alabama Alpha 

• Built in 1975, the chapter house capacity is 58. An 
additional wing was added in the 1980s to house 
more members. 

• There is a multi-purpose room, kitchen and dining 
area, and a formal alumni room that houses the 
chapter's awards. 

Davis & Elkins College / West Virginia Delta 

• This beautiful lodge was built by the Alumni & 
Volunteer Corporation three years ago. 

• A substance-free facility, the chapter has its meetings and 
hosts its functions here. Chapter members are housed in 
a campus-owned facility nearby. 

Iowa State University / Iowa Beta 

• This beautiful chapter facility is home to 56 brothers, 
house mother and cook. 

• There is an oak table in the dining room that seats 
40 people. 

• As one of the first Residential Learning Communities, 
there is an office for the chapter's faculty fellow, as well as 
a computer room and study lab. 

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Pittsburgh University / Pennsylvania Gamma 

• This university-owned property sleeps 26. All fraternities 
are housed in similar facilities, but our chapter takes 
pride in keeping it clean. 

• It has high-speed internet connections in every room, 
and there is a dining hall and multi-purpose room. 




Kentucky Alpha Dedicates Its Substance- 
Free Facility on January 18, 2003 

For the University of 
Kentucky SigEps, their 
housing story has been a bit 
of a saga. During the summer 
of 2000, the school notified 
the chapter that its chapter 
house would be torn down to 
make way for a new parking 
structure as part of an existing 
parking structure adjacent to 
the house. The Alumni & 
Volunteer Corporation, 
headed by Eric R. Tyler, 
Marquette '96, negotiated 
with the school to have a new 
chapter house built for SigEp. 
The only obstacle was the two 
years projected construction, leaving the chapter without 
housing. Being used to operating with a facility, the chapter 
members stood at a crossroads. 

Undaunted the undergraduates knew that by being 
creative they would help strengthen the brotherhood of the 
chapter. Chapter meetings were held in the Student Center. 
Recruitment events took place in sorority chapter houses. 
Intramural participation became a vital part of chapter life, 
which added the benefits of exercise, healthy competition and 
teamwork. Chapter retreats became a regular part of the 

Chapter Counselor William F. Maloney, Delaware '68; Chapter President 
Ryan E. Russell, Kentucky '04; University of Kentucky President Lee Todd 
and his wife Patsy; Housemother Ruth Bochner; President of the National 
Housing Corporation Bert J. Harris, Florida '74; and Sigma Phi Epsilon 
Executive Director Craig D. Templeton, Kansas '81. 

chapter's growth. During this 
period, the A&VC was 
working with the university to 
iron out details in closing the 
chapter house. 

In the fall of 2001, 
thanks to the efforts of Tyler 
and the A&VC, the chapter 
rented a vacant sorority 
house. They negotiated a lease 
that would last through the 
spring of 2002, when the new 
chapter house was scheduled 
for completion. 

Throughout those two 
years, the chapter members 
had an opportunity to either 

thrive or lament their situation. They chose to thrive. When 

the chapter moved into the new facility in the fall of 2002, it 

recruited the largest group of new members on campus, and 

today Kentucky Alpha is the second largest fraternity on 

campus with 95 men. On January 18, 2003, the chapter 

officially dedicated 

the new chapter 

house. Over 100 


alumni, friends 

and family 

attended the event. 

The chapter's 

facility is substance 

free, and this is 

evident by the sign 

in the foyer. Thirty 

brothers live in the 

chapter house, and 

it has a chapter 

room, meeting/ 

study room, and a 

weight room. Ms. 

Ruth is the 

chapter's housemother, and she lives in the chapter house. 
With such a versatile facility and a dedicated group of 

alumni and volunteers, the chapter looks forward to many 

years of success. 

Kentucky GPA: 2.97 Manpower: 95 

This building 

is an 

Alcohol Free 


This byilding 

is a 

Smoke Free 


This sign, in the foyer of the chapter house, sends a 
clear message. 


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nnesota '37 

mmouth, '49 

. Turner 
Drake '55 

100 Years-, o/ 


The success of a fraternity is measured by the men it produces. 
On the occasion of Sigma Phi Epsilon^s centennial^ we look back^ 
in this five-part series^ on more than 100 brothers from those 
100 years whose contributions to the world^s communities 
especially stand out. 

Article by Wallace C. "Wally^^ Doud^ Wisconsin ^48 Introduction by Bruce H. Hasenkamp^ Dartmouth ^60 

In Part I longtime ABC network television newsman and 
former National Director Gary Shepard, Boston *61, wrote 
about many ofSigEp's Governmental, Military, and Community 
leaders. In Part II Past Grand President and distinguished 
University of Cincinnati professor emeritus Dr. R, Eric Weise, 
Cincinnati *54, examined SigEp's leadership in the life of the 
mind - Inventors, Scholars and Academic leaders. 

Next, in Part III, retired Pulitzer Prize-winning St. louis- 
Dispatch sports editor Robert W, Broeg, Missouri *37, with 
Journal sports writer Jay langhammer, tackled the Sound Body 
component of the Balanced Man — SigEps who dominated and 
made special contributions to Athletics, as students or as alumni, 
as amateurs or as professionals, as participants or as coaches, 
managers or support staff. 

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Now in Part IV Past Grand President Wallace C, "Wally" 
Doud, Wisconsin *48, writes about SigEp's dominance in 
Business and the Professions, a dominance that this retired senior 
officer of IBM and former director of Motorola and Clayton 
Homes is particularly well-equipped by his own experience 
to describe. 

Still to come: SigEp Entertainers, Artists and Writers. By 
Hugh A, Harter, Ohio Wesley an '41. 

The men profiled in this series represent the thousands of 
SigEps who make the world a better, richer, stronger and more 
interesting place every day, as they have been doing since day one 
in the tower room of Richmond's Ryland Hall The success of a 
fraternity is measured by the men it produces and SigEp 
measures up. 

^k^L/ hen Sigma Phi Epsilon was founded in 1901, the 
^/m/ Founders had in mind creating a brotherhood that 
▼ ▼ would bond them together and create a richer, more 
wholesome college experience for them and the men who 
were to follow. Little did they realize that they were also 
establishing a platform from which would spring many of 
Americas outstanding business and professional leaders. 

Thousands of men who were influenced by the cardinal 
principles of Sigma Phi Epsilon have gone on from their 
college days to lead the organizations they joined or formed 
through their own initiative. This article could not possibly 
cover all of these brothers, and indeed, some outstanding 
SigEps may be excluded. Even a sampling, however, can give a 
good idea of the impact SigEps have had on Americas 
business and professional life in the Fraternity's first 100 
years. This becomes doubly impressive with the realization 
that most of these men graduated from college in the first half 
of the 20th century, when the number of SigEp graduates was 
much smaller than most of the other leading fraternities. 

Not only have these men been successful in their careers, 
but many have also been devoted enough and grateful enough 
for their early training to give back to Sigma Phi Epsilon by 
accepting key leadership positions in the Fraternity. 

Let's take a look at some of 
these SigEp leaders. 

Probably no man epitomizes the qualities of leadership 
that all SigEps aspire to more than Curtis L. Carlson, 
Minnesota '37, for whom the Fraternity's Leadership 
Academies are named. Following his graduation and one year 
with Procter and Gamble, Curt decided he'd set out on a 
marketing career of his own, using skills he had been honing 
since his newspaper delivery days as an 1 1 -year old and later 
as rush chairman for the Minnesota Alpha Chapter. With a 
$50 loan from his landlord and a line of credit from a local 
printer. Curt started the Gold Bond Stamp Company. He 
sold the stamps to retailers who gave them to their customers 
with purchases. They could then be redeemed for 
merchandise. This is the very essence of entrepreneurship. 
The business thrived into the '60s when discounters changed 
the buying habits of the public. 

Undeterred, Curt turned to the hospitality industry, 
eventually building an empire of Radhson Hotels, Regent 
Hotels, TGI Fridays restaurants, the Carlson Marketing 
Group and Carlson Wagonlit Travel Agencies. In 1997, two 
years before Curt's death, the various Carlson Enterprises 
produced $20 billion of sales and employed 75,000 people. 
His daughter Marilyn Carlson Nelson now leads the 
company, which is still privately held. 

Despite all this success. Curt Carlson remained a down- 
to-earth, socially conscious, family man. And he never forgot 
what Sigma Phi Epsilon meant to him. When the Fraternity 
launched its Campaign for the Heart in 1991, Curt readily 
accepted the challenge of chairing the campaign, a challenge 
given him by his good friend and Brother, William A. 
Schreyer, Penn State '48, Chairman and CEO of Merrill 

Lynch, and then Chairman of the Sigma Phi Epsilon 
Educational Foundation. Together they raised $7 million 
dollars and set the Fraternity on a new upward course. 

Bill Schreyer began his career with Merrill Lynch as a 
stockbroker. When he retired in 1993, he had become one of 
the towering figures of the brokerage business, as the highly 
respected CEO of the company. Bill, too, recognized the help 
that had come to him in his undergraduate years, making 
significant gifts to both his Fraternity and his Alma Mater. He 
served as a Penn State Trustee from 1986 until 1998 when he 
was named Trustee Emeritus, and he has given countless 
hours to the Fraternity's Educational Foundation, becoming a 
Trustee in 1980, the Chairman from 1981 to 1995. He still 
serves on the Foundation Board of Trustees. 

Very few SigEps have ever flown so far, so fast as Thomas 
O. Hicks, Texas '68. By 1984, only 16 years after his 
graduation, during which he apprenticed at investment 
banking and venture capital organizations like Morgan 
Guaranty and First Dallas Capital, Tom teamed up with an 
old associate to form Hicks and Haas, Merchant Bankers. 
One deal followed another with radio stations, 
communications companies, and soft drink bottlers until by 
the end of 1985 Hicks and Haas controlled 15 percent of the 
soft drink market, led only by Coca Cola and PepsiCo. More 
deals have followed, and along the way to becoming 
recognized as one of America's top dealmakers. Brother Hicks 
is presently the owner of the Dallas Stars of the National 
Hockey League and part owner of the Texas Rangers Major 
League Baseball team. It's nice to have a SigEp of this caliber 
serving as a Trustee of the Educational Foundation. 

One of the most impressive events in SigEp history took 
place in 1991 at the Horatio Alger awards ceremony, 
honoring ten men who, in their early lives, appeared to have 
little chance of success, but through grit and determination, 
rose to highly successful positions. Of the ten, three were 
SigEps: James L. Clayton, Tennessee '57, Chairman and 
CEO of Clayton Homes; Harold A. "Red" Poling, 
Monmouth '49, Chairman and CEO of Ford Motor 
Company, and Frederick L. Turner, Drake '55, Senior 
Chairman of McDonald's Corporation. 

Clayton was a farm boy from west Tennessee. At the 
University of Tennessee, where he became a SigEp, Jim started 
selling used cars. When he graduated, he further developed 
that business and then started selling, and later 
manufacturing, mobile homes. Clayton Homes is now the 
leader in the field with more than $1 billion in annual sales. 

Poling, too, had a farm background, and always loved 
cars. After graduating from Monmouth College in 1949 and 
receiving an MBA from Indiana University in 1951, Red 
joined Ford Motor Co. as a trainee in the steel division. He 
steadily climbed the corporate ladder until he reached the 
pinnacle as Chairman and CEO of Ford. 

Fred Turner became a SigEp at Drake University and 
then in 1956, after a stint in the army, joined McDonald's. By 
the time he was 26, he was Operations Vice President, and 
ultimately became CEO, then Chairman, and then Senior 
Chairman. All three of these men acknowledge their debt to 

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Sigma Phi Epsilon, and two of them, Clayton and PoHng, 
today serve as Trustees of the Educational Foundation. 

A contemporary of Red Poling, is Robert C. Stempel, 
Worchester Polytechnic '55, who served as Chairman and 
CEO of one of the world's major businesses. General Motors 
Corporation. After earning his undergraduate degree, he put 
his lifelong love of automobiles to work designing engines and 
transmissions. By the time he was 53 Brother Stempel had 
become the youngest President at CM in 30 years. Bob as a 
Trustee of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation. 

Continuing in the automotive vein of Poling and 
Stempel is Donald Hudler, Ohio Wesleyan '56, who joined 
General Motors after his graduation. GM recognized a good 
man and advanced him through the ranks until he was ready 
to help launch one of the company's all-time big projects - 
the Saturn. In 1995 Don was named Chairman and CEO of 
Saturn Corp, and in 1999 was named CEO of Saturn 
Retail Enterprises. 

Tom H. Barrett went to work for Goodyear Tire and 
Rubber in his hometown of Topeka, Kansas, after his 
graduation from Kansas State in 1953. Tom accepted every 
challenge that Goodyear could throw at him and proved his 
mettle. Goodyear rewarded him with promotion upon 
promotion, until he ultimately became the President and 
CEO of this world leader. 

William O. Beers, Wisconsin '37, saw the food business 
as his future. A great future it was, as Bill eventually found 
himself as Chairman and CEO o^ Kraft Foods. 

When Mattel Corporation was looking for someone to 
rescue this once venerable company, it turned to a SigEp who, 
like Bill Beers, had achieved outstanding success as CEO of 
Kraft Foods. Robert A. Eckert, Arizona ""IG, was the SigEp 
the Board of Directors selected to be Mattel's CEO, a decision 
that some business analysts say was "inspired." One analyst 
reported, "Bob has done a phenomenal job in the year-and-a 
half he's been with the company." 

How different the business of petroleum exploration and 
production might have looked without SigEps. For example, 
Roger C. Chapman, Texas '49, founded and built Chapman 
Oil Company and was a leader in the oil business during its 
major growth period. 

B.M. "Mack" Rankin, Jr., Texas '50, after apprenticing 
at H.L. Hunt's oil company following his graduation, decided 
to strike out on his own. With two partners, he formed 
McMoRan, Inc., which in 1966 was called by Fortune 
Magazine "the most successful wildcat independent oil and 
gas exploration operation on the New York Stock Exchange." 
When Mack retired from that business, he became an owner 
of the Texas Rangers baseball team that Brother Tom Hicks 
owns today. 

Kenneth T. Derr, Cornell '59, went from Cornell to 
Chevron, where he rose through the ranks to become 
Chairman and CEO. After his graduation, Robert G. 
Dunlap, Penn '31, joined Sun Oil, where he ultimately 
achieved the rank of President. 

Another SigEp, Corwin D. Denney, Michigan '43, 
went from Ann Arbor, Michigan, to not only become 
Chairman of Venus Oil, but also to found another highly 
successful company. Automation Industries. 

The banking industry is another where SigEps have had 
great success. They have held key positions all through this 
critical industry, and several brothers have taken top positions 
at their institutions. Leslie M. "Bud" Baker, Jr., Richmond 
'64, has held almost every key position at Wachovia Bank 
since joining them after gaining his MBA from the University 
of Virginia. Wachovia, which is one of the leading banks in 
the United States, elected Bud as Chairman of the Board in 
2001. Robert M. Freeman, Virginia '63, didn't go far from 
home. He joined Signet Bank in Richmond and rose to the 
position of Chairman and CEO. John R Coleman, Virginia 
'28, gained the same job at another Richmond bank. The 
First National, and William Z. Gosset, Texas '42, held that 
position at The Bank of Austin. 

Carroll L. Saine, Lenoir Rhyne '54, also chose banking 
as a profession. Being a good SigEp, he was drawn to 
Richmond where he joined the Central Fidelity Bank and 
eventually rose to become the CEO. 

A sixth brother, Roland R. Eppley, Jr., Johns Hopkins 
'53, also pursued the banking business, and became President 
of the Eastern States Bankcard Association, an early leader 
in the credit card business. 

Two brothers, William G. Tragos, Washington in St. 
Louis '56, and Edward H. Vick, Jr., North Carolina ^GG, 
made their mark in advertising. Bill Tragos developed his love 
for Sigma Phi Epsilon at Washington University in St. Louis. 
That love never waned as he worked both in Europe and 
America to found and build TBWA, one of the premier 
advertising companies in the world. He continued to work 
with his home chapter and at the national level, and 
ultimately, after his retirement while CEO of TBWA 
Worldwide, became SigEp's Grand President. Now a Trustee 
of the Educational Foundation, he continues to work 
tirelessly for the Fraternity. 

Ed Vick served in Vietnam and earned degrees from both 
the University of North Carolina and Northwestern. After 
working in the ad industry for several years he joined Young 
and Rubicam in 1992 and in 1997 was named "Outstanding 
Advertising Executive" in the U.S. Subsequently, he became 
Chairman and CEO of Young & Rubicam Advertising. 
Y&R's client list includes some of the leading brands of 
the world. 

In 1 936 when Donald C. Burnham, Purdue '36, got 
his diploma, Westinghouse was one of the premier businesses 
of America. But Don chose General Motors to display his 
engineering skills. Nineteen years later Westinghouse came 
calling and enticed him to join them as Vice President, 
Manufacturing. Westinghouse got a gem of a SigEp, and 
when his career ended, Don Burnham was Chairman of this 
industrial giant. He had been named CEO only nine years 
after he joined the company and led it through some of 
its finest years. 

W. H. Clark, North Carolina State '56, was another 
SigEp who made a mid-course career correction. After 
spending four years with Standard Oil following his 1956 
graduation from N.C. State, "H" joined Nalco Chemical. In 
the ensuing years, he had a great impact on that company's 
growth and progress, and in 1982 he was elected as President 
and CEO. Later he also became Chairman. "H" is another 

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brother who has given back tremendously. He is a Trustee of 
the Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation, and has 
chaired the Foundation from 1995 to 2001. 

Sports marketing has become one of Americas hottest 
industries. And no one had a greater impact on that than 
James H. Warsaw, Oregon '69. He joined Sports 
Specialties, a business started by his father. But Jim didn't just 
sit and watch. He transformed the business in numerous ways 
and pioneered the licensing of sports caps. This became the 
major part of the business. Jim served the company all over 
the world and was elected its President in 1981. He held that 
post until 1993 when the business was sold to Nike. The sale 
was largely influenced by Jim's contraction of Parkinson's 
Disease, and he has set a new life course to find a cure for 
Parkinson's. What he has done on that front is a story in itself, 
and we wish him Godspeed. 

Terrence J. Lundgren, Arizona '74, passed up 
numerous other job offers when he graduated to take a 
position at Bullocks Department store as a trainee and 
assistant buyer. Fourteen years later he was named President 
and CEO o^Neiman Marcus. In 1994 Terry returned to 
Federated Stores and became President of this largest of all 
retailing organizations. 

Another SigEp in the retailing industry is Richard W. 
Bennet, III, Central Missouri '74. Rick joined the May 
Company after serving on the Sigma Phi Epsilon staff, and 
after leading several May divisions became Vice Chairman 
in 2000. 

Gordon L. Crenshaw, Virginia '43, is another SigEp 
who had a meteoric career with his employer. Universal 
Corp, After 1 6 years he was elected a Director of the 
Company and became President three years later. In another 
year he was CEO. During his service with Universal as 
CEO he built the company from sales of $310 million to 
$2.9 billion. 

A real engineer's engineer, Rudolf Bredenbeck, 
Cincinnati '54, not only had a fast run to the top of his 
company Teledyne Ejficiency Industries of Cleveland, but 
also headed almost every engineering society in his area. From 
the time he joined Teledyne in 1956, it was only 16 years 
before he was named President of the company. Not bad for a 
guy who had lots of outside interests including a love of 

gardening, which brought him the Presidency of the Dahlia 
Society of Ohio. 

After successfully leading ITT Industries since 1995 
when it was made an independent company, D. Travis 
Engen, MIT '65, two years ago accepted the post of President 
and CEO ofAlcan, Inc. Travis had served on Alcan's Board of 
Directors for five years prior to his selection as head of the 
company, so he was able to "hit the ground running." At the 
time of his election. Dr. John Evans, Chairman, said, "Travis 
Engen is a proven international business leader." 

Andrall "Andy" Pearson, Southern California '47, is 
another SigEp, who hasn't been afraid to take on new 
challenges. Senior partner at McKinsey & Co., President and 
COO of PepsiCo, partner in a management buy-out firm, 
and even a stint as a professor at Harvard were the 
preparatory steps that led him to become CEO of Tricon, a 
company reported to be the largest restaurant chain in the 
world - Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Kentucky Fried Chicken. 
He also finds the time to serve on the boards of several 
major organizations. 

In contrast to Pearson, Kent C. "Oz" Nelson, Ball State 
'59, has been a "one company man." Starting with United 
Parcel Service (UPS) only two days after his graduation, Oz 
rapidly worked his way up the marketing ranks of the 
business. He also served as Chief Financial Officer before 
taking the reins as CEO in 1989. He then led the company 
through one of its greatest periods of growth until his 
retirement in 1996. While continuing to serve on the UPS 
Board of Directors, Kent also acts as Chairman of the CDC 
Foundation, and gives leadership to other charitable 
organizations such as United Way. 

Gene C. Brewer, Oregon '37, became CEO of US, 
Plywood only 28 years after joining the company. Gene 
helped engineer the merger of U.S. P. with Champion Papers, 
forming a $4 billion paper and timber giant. He later became 
President of the National Institute of Building Sciences. 

Bruce W. Schnitzer, Texas ^GG, a graduate just two years 
before his chapter brother Hicks, also got into the mergers 
and acquisitions game through Morgan Guaranty. Ten years 
later he joined Marsh and McLennon and became President 
and CEO. Since then he has become Chairman of Wand 
Partners, an active private equity investor. 


SigEps have been leaders in developing the technology 
that now supports our lives in so many ways. Scott A. Baxter, 
Buffalo State '84, after a stint with Sun Micro Systems, 
started his own company, ICon CMT, that served as a 
backbone for the Internet and became a major player in 
support for the World Wide Web. After selling his company 
to Quest Communications, Scott founded Hawk Holdings, a 
company that supports developing Internet support 
companies. Scott is currently a Trustee of the Sigma Phi 
Epsilon Educational Foundation. 

Another SigEp in the high tech field is Samuel L. Poole, 
Thiel '69. Sam was CEO of a number of software-related 
companies, mchiAing Electronic Arts, before starting Poo/p 
Investment Ventures in 1999, focusing on investments and 
business advice for high growth companies. 

Career changes have been common among SigEps, but 
none has been more dramatic than that of Joseph F. Phelps, 
Colorado State '50, After serving in the Navy during the 
Korean conflict, Joe followed his college training into the 
construction business. Then in 1972 Joe went in an entirely 
different direction, establishing a winery business that bears 
his name and has become identified as a respected benchmark 
of California wine quality. 

Entrepreneurs along the lines of Curt Carlson have made 
a great impact. Included in this category with Curt are: 

John R. Grayson, Purdue '47. Grayson took his 
engineering degree to California and after a short time 
decided he could do just as well working for himself He came 
back to Chicago and founded Rainsoft Water Conditioning 
Company that became a leader in the treatment of home and 
commercial water systems. He sold the company to his 
employees and now concentrates on his golf game. Another 
SigEp in the water conditioning industry is Donald Porth, 
Iowa State '38, who was CEO of Culligan International. 

AJ. Scribante, Kansas State '54, a Foundation Trustee, 
founded a marketing analysis company that he sold to 
McGraw Hill and then founded Vital Learning 
Corporation, which he still leads, a provider of corporate 
training programs. 

Mark W Davis, Nebraska '90, and Jeffery L. Johnson, 
Colorado '89, worked on the Sigma Phi Epsilon staff 

together and then purchased a small disaster recovery 
company in Denver, Colorado. After growing their company 
and acquiring others throughout the West, they sold their 
business to a German company and Davis now serves as CEO 
of Belfor, the company's American subsidiary. 

Shawn McKenna, Maine ''77^ a former Sigma Phi 
Epsilon staff member and Procter & Gamble executive, saw a 
business opportunity in Russia after the fall of the Soviet 
Union and developed Starlight Development Overseas, Ltd. 
His successful company now has business interests in South 
Africa and Europe as well as the United States. Shawn's 
Russian adventures were described in the spring 1996 issue of 
The Journal of Sigma Phi Epsilon. It is worth looking up. 

John L. Sunday, South Carolina '71, saw an 
opportunity in Corporate Shareholder Relations and founded 
Group 5, a company that analyzes shareholder relations for 
Fortune 500 companies. 

Jerry L. Stroud, Indiana State '60, found his niche in 
the publishing field, starting his successful company Euji . 

Michael R. Borkan, SUNY-Binghamton '86, found his 
niche in the direct mail business building Talon Marketing 
to one of the largest direct mail operations in the New York 
metro area. 

Richard G. Martin, Michigan '52, and J. Gregory 
Keller, Missouri '86, built their businesses to be leaders in 
the insurance and investment fields. 

Barney A. Ebsworth, Washington in St. Louis '57, 
started his own travel company, Intrav, that is now a leader in 
the cruise industry. 

John R. Hoehl, Duke '72, after a stint with Burger King 
started his own restaurant chain with operations in Atlanta 
and Seattle. 

There are many SigEps who have developed their own 
successful businesses, providing economic energy to their 
communities, meaningful employment for thousands and a 
valuable service to their customers. We salute them all. 

These SigEps and many others have influenced every 
facet of Business and Professional life. We are proud of their 
accomplishments and look forward to future generations of 
SigEp brothers who will make their mark as Chairmen, 
CEOs, Presidents, and Entrepreneurs.© 

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Varsity Athletes 




SigEp Sports— Fall Wrap-up 

by Jay Langhammer 

College Football 

Two SigEp stars led 1 2-2 Oklahoma to a Rose Bowl 
victory and a number five ranking in the final polls. Co- 
captain/tight end Trent D. Smith, '03, 
won All-Big Eight first team honors, was 
named to the NIC All-Fraternity AU- 
American first team and was a semi- 
finalist for the John Mackey Award. He 
led OU with 46 receptions for 396 yards 
and five touch- 
downs and became 
the school career 
leader with 152 
catches (for 1,445 
yards) and 16TDs. 
Teammate and 
co-captain Nathan 
T. Hybl, '03, 
concluded his 
career with a stellar 
performance as Rose Bowl Player of the 
Game, completing 19 of 29 for 240 
yards and two TDs. For the season, he 
hit 190 of 334 for 2,298 yards and 22 
touchdowns. Nate was chosen for the 
Rotary Gridiron Classic All-Star Game. 
Also seeing action for the Sooners during the season was 
defensive end Dan P. Cody, '04, who had 1 5 tackles, three 
sacks and ten quarterback hurries. Co-defensive coordinator 
for the Sooners team is Kansas State alumnus Thomas B. 
"Brent" Venables, '94. 

Tight end Trent D. 
Smithf Oklahoma 

Quarterback Todd C. Feiereisetiy Yale '06. 

Defensive end Dan P. Cody, Oklahoma '04. 

Wide receiver 
Nathan S. 
Brentano, '03, saw 
action for the 8-5 
Oregon State 
Insight Bowl 
squad. Joshua A. 
Schneyderov, '03, 
started again at 
center for the 7-7 
Cincinnati New 
Orleans Bowl team 
and offensive 
guard Steven J. 
Bobrowski, '05, 
was a member of 
the 11-2 Marshall 
GMAC Bowl 
squad. Deep 


snapper James C. "Jake" Carter, III, '04, was on the 13-1 
Georgia squad, which won the Sugar Bowl and finished third 
in the polls. Punter John K. Braziel, '04, was a member of 
the 1 0-2 TCU Liberty Bowl squad while linebacker Jamey 
Johnson, '06, and kicker Patrick Means, '06, were on the 7- 
6 Mississippi Independence Bowl team. 

Defensive tackle Allen E. Adami, '04, of SMU was 
named to the NIC All-Fraternity AU-American team after 
ranking second in tackles with 77 . He led the Mustangs with 
13.5 tackles for losses and 17 quarterback hurries. Starting all 
season at offensive guard for Baylor was 
Derrick J. Pearcy, '02, and teammate 
TJ. Helm camp, '03, an Academic All- 
Big 1 2 selection, started at offensive 
tackle before going out with an injury. 
Defensive lineman Ryan B. HoUey, 
'03, posted GG tackles and four sacks for 
Indiana State. Seeing action for 
Memphis were kick holder Ryan M. 
Ivey, '04, and offensive tackle James W. 
Corder, '05. 

Thomas R. Pruett, '03, started at 
offensive guard for the third year at 
Western Carolina, and defensive tackle 
Jeff K. Pierce, '04, posted 17 tackles 
for East Tennessee State. At 
wide receiver Bradley S. Smeja, 
'05, caught 16 passes for 141 
yards and returned four punts for 
a 16.25 average. Teammate 
Thomas M. Schmidt, '05, played 
in ten contests as a tight end. 
Seeing action at defensive tackle 
for Yale was Gregory S. Miska, 
'03. Other SigEp teammates 
included Todd C. Feiereisen, '06, 
and Theodore J. Stem, '05. 

Eleven SigEps were members 
of the Truman State squad. 
Earning selection to the All-MIAA 
Academic Honor Roll were 
defensive tackle Daniel J. 
Bredenkoetter, '04, (14 tackles), 

defensive end Sean P. Morris, '05, (17 tackles), wide receiver 
Colin P. Shaw, '04, linebacker Scott D. Smith, '05, offensive 
tackle Eric C. Stewart, '05, and tight end AJ. Weber, '05, 
(13 catches for 102 yards). Other key players were defensive 
tackle Ted J. Guisinger, '05, (29 tackles), quarterback Jacob 
M. Czeschin, '05, and tight end Thomas R. Osborne, '04. 
Also on the All-MIAA Academic Honor Roll was linebacker 

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Offensive tackle T.J. 
Helmcamp, Baylor '03 

Varsity Athletes 




Nathan D. 
Branham, '04, 
of Missouri- 
RoUa, who 

made 30 

SigEps were 
soUd defenders 
for the 7-4 
William A. 
Engler, '03, 
(second with 
73 tackles), 
Stephen J. 

Clockwise from top left: Coach Nicholas H. Fletcher, '04, (sixth with 
Johns Hopkins '76, defensive hack Aaron S. Rose, 56 Stops) and 

Denison '05, offensive lineman James P. Hackett, back Paul J. 

Denison '03, linebacker Patrick C. Rule, Denison Block, '03, (16 

'04. tackles). 

Offensive lineman Scott A. Bing, '03, ofWest Virginia Tech 
earned All-WVIAC second team 
honors. Solid players for Westminster 
were tight end Nevin C. Baker, '03, 
(16 receptions for 174 yards), 
defensive tackle Charles J. Kiger, '03, 
(18 stops, 3 sacks) and defensive tackle 
Barry A. Marks, '03, (ten tackles). 
Kicker Scott F. Hahn, '05, of 
Colorado Mines scored 49 points on 
34 extra points and five field goals. 
Linebacker Adam R. Johnson, '04, 
was in on 13 stops for 8-2 Baldwin- 
Wallace, and Philip S. Falvo, '04, 
was a fine center for Susquehanna. 

Playing key roles for Denison and 
head coach Nicholas H. Fletcher, ^'^^^^'^ ^y^"" ^' ^'I^tosh, 

Johns Hopkins ^7G, were three Brothers: defensive back 
Aaron S. Rose, '05, who led with five interceptions and had 
42 tackles; linebacker Patrick C. Rule, '04, fifth with 45 
stops; and offensive lineman James P. Hackett, '03. Fine 
players for Baker were All-HAAC third team quarterback 
Martin B. Updike, '04, (144 of 300 for 1,470 yards and 
seven TDs) and wide receiver Jason C. Filbeck, '03, (29 
receptions for 249 yards, 2 TDs). Earning All-Mid-South 
Conference honorable mention was Lambuth kicker Evan D. 
Granier, '06, who scored 44 points (29 extra points, five field 
goals). He had three FGs, including a school record 52- 
yarder, in one game to win All-MSC Special Teams Player of 
the Week honors. 

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In the coaching ranks. Bill A. Doha, Ball State '62, was 
named head coach at Washington State in mid-December. 
He had been an assistant on the WSU staff for 13 seasons 
after stints at The Citadel, Purdue and Indiana. Jay A. Locey, 
Oregon State '77, took his 10-1 Linfield team to the NCAA 
Division III quarterfinals. Harold E. "Bud" Elliott, Baker 
'53, led his Eastern New Mexico squad to an 8-3 record and 
was Lone Star Conference South Coach of the Year. Widener's 
William A. Zwaan, Delaware '79, won the Middle Atlantic 
Conference title with a 9-1 record, and Malen Luke, 
Westminster ''7(i, led his Clarion squad to a 7-4 season. 


Goalie Ryan A. Mcintosh, '05, led 10-8-3 Central 
Florida to the NCAA Division I playoffs and earned All- 
Atlantic Sun Conference second team honors. He started all 
21 games and played 1,979 minutes while posting a 1.50 
goals against average, 106 saves and 3 shutouts. Ryan was 
Atlantic Sun Defensive Player of the Week after making 1 
saves in a 2-1 overtime win over Florida Atlantic. 

Earning All-Conference USA second team selection for 
Memphis was captain/defenseman Chris S. Schmidt, '03, 
who scored nine points. He was also named to the NSCAA/ 
Adidas All-Midwest Region third team and the Verizon 
Academic All-District team. Co-captain/midfielder Joel R. 

Sadler, '03, of 10-6-1 Davidson 

scored seven points and won All- 
Southern Conference first team 
selection. Seeing action in goal for his 
team was Jason A. Cherish, '03, of 
the 15-4-2 St. Louis Division I 
playoff team. 

Co-captain Jonathan M. Banz, 
'03, led a group often SigEp players at 
Clarkson and led in scoring with 1 7 
points. He was named to the AU- 
UCAA first team, UCAA All- 
Academic team and Northwest All- 
Regional third team. Other key 
teammates were Michael R Bud, '04, 
(eight points), Mark D. Bahr, '04, 
Matthew K. Fox, '03, Jason K. Mayerhoffer, '05, and Ken 
J. Rushing, 
'04. Forward 
Pasquale F. 
Reino, '03, 
helped lead 

to the Division 
III playoffs. 
Macauley, '04, 

Central Florida '05. 

Ryan E. Mills, Denison '03, Benjamin L. Stevens, 
Denison '05 

Matthew S. Mulvaney, Miami (Florida) '04 

had 19 starts for the 12-9-2 Moravian squad and mid- fielder 
Luke J. Bolar, '05, was a soHd player for 13-4 Truman State. 

Named to the All-NCAC second team for 10-7-2 
Denison was co-captain Ryan E. Mills, '03, who scored eight 
points. Teammate Benjamin L. Stevens, '05, played six 
games in goals and posted a 1.80 goals against average. Three 
players earned honors for Davis & Elkins. Forward Matthew 
A. Jackson, '06, and James L. Wong, II, '03, were named to 
, , ,, the All-WVIAC second 

Cross-country runner Joseph V. /^ t • t t» i i 

_ , ,^. . . . ,^^ team. Goalie J. Robby 

Lrranthenif Mtsstsstppt 06. ,, ^ , ,,^_ _ . ^ 

^^ Heard, '03, was WVIAC 

Player of the Week after 
turning away 1 1 shots in a 2- 
1 win over Slippery Rock. He 
played 1,265 minutes for 
Davis & Elkins and posted a 
goals against average of 2.65. 
Mark D. Gister, '03, was 
second-leader scorer (14 
points) for 8-8-2 
Washington in St. Louis. 
^^^^^^^^^^^ He tied for the lead with 

Philip K. Rhodes, 
Tennessee-Martin '05 

seven goals, four of which were 
game-winners. Teammate Giles 
Bissonette, '03, saw action in goal 
for the Bears. 


Matthew S. Mulvaney '04, of 
Miami earned All-South Region 
honors after placing 15th (32:59.77 
over lOK) at the NCAA Division I 
South Region event. He was the 

Hurricanes' top finisher in the last five meets, including first 
place at the FIU- Florida Memorial and 20th at the Big East 
Conference meet, the school's best individual finish ever. 
Captain John M. Valdez, '03, of Pepperdine placed 44th at 
8K (28:40) during the West Coast Conference meet. He was 
also 23rd at the San Diego Invitational 5K (17:36) and 32nd 
at the 8K Titan Invitational (28:25.7). 

James R. Swansbrough, '03, of Davidson placed 16th 
(out of 67 Division I runners) at the North Carolina 
Collegiate meet with an 8K time of 25:49.90. He also was 
40th (27:07.06) at the Southern Conference meet. Chapter 
brother Benjamin R. Caspar, '04, is also on the team. 
Dayton A. Niehuss, '04, of Jacksonville State competed at 
the Atlantic Sun Conference meet; placed third at the 
Jacksonville U. Invitational (17:57 over 5K); and placed 15th 
at the GWU Collegiate Invitational 6K (21:06). Joseph V. 
Grantham, '06, of Mississippi ran in three meets, and 
Stephen J. Trudelle, '04, of San Diego placed 1 2th in the 
West Coast Conference 8K (26:45). 

Placing 45th at the Ohio Valley Conference 8K with a 
time of 28:26 was Philip A. Rhodes, '05, of Tennessee- 
Martin. He also had a 17th 
place finish at the UTM 
Invitational 8K (19:58) and was 
19th in the SEMO Invitational 
5K (17:14). Scott A. Simpson, 
'05, of Columbia placed third 
(25:53) at the Lafayette 
Invitational, 19th (26:18) at the 
Metropolitan championships and 
58th at the Heptagonal meet. 
Cameron G. Felton, '05, of 
North Dakota placed ninth at 
the Vike Invitational 8K (26:53), 
and Justin T. Johnson, '05, of 
Lambuth was ninth at the 
Lambuth Invitational. Marcus 
D. Corvino, '05, of 
Westminster placed 1 1 th at the 
Thiel College Invitational and 

competed at the NCAA Division III Mideast Regional. 
Sophomore Ryan J. Osborne, Washington State '05, is a 
member of the Cross-Country team for the Cougars. 

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James R. Swansbrough, 
Davidson '03 

2002: The Year In Review 


The year 2002 was significant for the Fraternity. It marked our 101st birthday, the dawn of our second century. Sigma 
Phi Epsilon has always looked ahead to see where its path leads. Let's take a look back and reflect upon on some of the 
many events that occurred over the past year, shaping our future. 

Loss of Student National 

We begin by remembering a Sigma Phi Epsilon Brother 
who personified the Balanced Man, William M. "Will" 
McLaughlin, Minnesota '02... 

He once raced with Greg Lemond, the champion 

He attended the 2001 Ruck Leadership Institute. He led 
Minnesota Alpha to its fourth Buchanan Cup, awarded at the 

2001 Grand Chapter Conclave, 
building upon the legacy left by 
his Brother David M. "Dave" 
McLaughlin, Minnesota '92. 
Will was elected to the National 
Board of Directors as one of three 
undergraduate representatives. 
This was indicative of the kind of 
leader he was. He was recognized 
as a 2002 Zollinger Outstanding 
Senior in District 15. 

Sigma Phi Epsilon lost a 
great Brother on October 25, 
2002. On that day Will boarded 
a plane headed for Eveleth, 
Minnesota with his friend, 
mentor, and boss Senator Paul 
Wellstone. Will was the youngest member of the Senator's 
staff with a bright future. Tragically the plane crashed, killing 
everyone onboard. 

Will, a senior, was taking his fmal semester before 
graduation to work on the Wellstone Senate Campaign. On 
December 15, 2002, in a ceremony at the Minnesota Alpha 
Chapter House, University of Minnesota Regent David 
Metzen presented Brother McLaughlin's Bachelor of Arts 
degree posthumously to his mother, Judy. 

The Sigma Phi Epsilon Educational Foundation with the 
gifts of family, friends and Fraternity Brothers, has established 
a memorial fund to honor Will. The Will McLaughlin Chair 
for the Ruck Institute has been funded with more than 
$12,000. Initially Scholarships will be provided for one 
undergraduate from the Minnesota Alpha Chapter and one 
undergraduate from another SigEp chapter to attend the 
Ruck Leadership Institute. 

As Dave McLaughlin told the nation during the 
Wellstone Memorial, "Will was quite a leader... everyone we've 
talked to in the fraternity world has said he was a true SigEp- 
Spirit Healthy, Mind Healthy and Body Healthy. He was a 
great shining light for the Fraternity." 
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McLaughlin and then Chapter 
President J. Michael 
Wautrous, Richmond '03, 

on the occasion of Virginia 
Alphas rechartering 

Gannon's Record Setting Year 

On January 1, 2003, Rich Gannon, Delaware '87, was 
named the NFL's Most Valuable Player for the 2002 season. 
During the season, he established a record-setting 418 
completions, led the league with 4,689 passing yards and a 
record ten 300-yard passing games. Gannon completed G] .G 
percent of his passes for 26 touchdowns and ten interceptions. 
He is one of only three quarterbacks in NFL history with 400 
completions. With this performance, Gannon edged out 
favorites Brett Farve of the Green Bay Packers and Michael 
Vick of the Atlanta Falcons. 

Gannon credits his performance to his weekly 
preparation for each game. He mentally rehearses his plays, 
and his wife Shelley contributes by quizzing him on the 
passing formations. Gannon is known in the league as a 
perfectionist and a hard worker. Teammates note the fact that 
Gannon is often first to arrive at the training facility in the 
morning and one of the last to leave at night. 

In the post season, Gannon led the Raiders to their first 
AFC championship in 20 years. Although the Raiders did not 
win the Super 
Bowl, many 
believe that 
Gannon will be 
back for more in 
the next year. 

The New 
England Patriots 
drafted Brother 
Gannon into the 
NFL after 
graduating from 
the University of 
Delaware in 
1987. Two weeks 
later he was 
traded to the 
Vikings and 
played for them 
until 1992. In 1993, Gannon played for the Washington 
Redskins and spent the next year recuperating from shoulder 
surgery. He returned in 1995 and played with the Redskins 
until 1998. In 1999, he left the Redskins as a free agent to 
direct the Oakland offense. 

Sigma Phi Epsilon is proud of Brother Gannon and his 
accomplishments on and off of the field. 


Gannon threw two touchdown passes during the 
Raiders win over the Seahawks. 

Sound Mind and Sound Body 


Striving to attain SigEp's Balanced Man Ideal involves the development of a Sound Mind and a Sound Body. Because 
the body is the vessel of the mind, one must have a strong healthy body. These seven stories profile SigEps, alumni 
and undergraduates who are living the Balanced Man Ideal. Read their stories and see how they have fun living 
their best life. 

SigEp's Star Scholar Athlete Discusses the 
Balanced Man Ideal 

With his performance in the 2002 Rose Bowl, Nathan T. 
"Nate" Hybl, Oklahoma, '03, earned MVP Honors. As a 
graduating senior with a 3.5 grade point average in 
marketing, Nate is the epitome of the Balanced Man. He took 
some time recently to share his thoughts on 
the Fraternity, his demands as a student 
athlete and developing a Sound Mind and 
Sound Body. 

Journal. What led to your decision to join a 

Nate: I moved to Norman, Oklahoma, from 
Colbert, Georgia, not knowing anyone on 
campus. The initial friends I made were all 
involved in the Greek system, and they 
suggested that I join. For me, the Fraternity 
provided a new group of friends outside of 
football and strengthened my bond with the 
other SigEps on the team. I spent as much 
time as I could with the chapter. I love to golf 
and occasionally hit the courses with some of 
the brothers. 

Journal. What is your typical day like? 

Nate: During the season, we begin every day reviewing films 
at 5:00 a.m. I attend class until noon, and then spend the 
afternoon talking with the media. Then we have a three-hour 
practice, and I lift weights for an hour-and-a-half three times 

a week. In the evenings, I 
would review more films 
and talk with the 
coaches. Finally, I would 
study for classes. 

Journal: How are you able 
to balance all of those 

Nate: It is pretty hard. 
You have to be focused 
on what you are doing 
and can't let things get 
unbalanced. Most 
students have the luxury 
of studying all night for a 

class knowing they can sleep during the day. For me, and 
many other athletes, this is not an option. You have to 
perform well in the classroom, on the field, and in every area 
of your life, or you get cut from the team. 

Journal: With such high expectations, developing 
the mind and body in unison is the only way to 
be successful There are a lot of parallels between 
football and fraternity. 

Nate: The Fraternity is another team. When 
you are a part of SigEp, you have a supportive 
group of brothers and a set of expectations 
you have to live up to. I am proud of the 
chapter. These guys are a self-motivated group. 
Competition for them is intramurals; it's a 
great way for them to increase brotherhood. 

Journal: How important is the Balanced Man 
Ideal of developing a Sound Mind and Sound 
Body for SigEps? 

Nate: You should always have the willpower to 
be a fighter and want to achieve balance for 
yourself Sound Mind and Sound Body is that 
balancing act of excelling in all areas of your life. As an 
athlete, it is an expectation that is thrust upon you, and you 
either live up to it or get removed from the team. The 
Fraternity is no different." 

Journal: Any final thoughts? 

Nate: I want to add that I really appreciate the open arms the 
SigEps have shown me. When I joined, they were real 
understanding of my football commitments. I didn't get that 
from everybody. It really helped me make that transition to 
living in Oklahoma. 

''The ultimate measure of a man is not 
where he stands in moments of comfort and 
convenience^ but where he stands at times of 
challenge and controversy, '' 

— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

The Journal of Sigma Phi Epsilon 1 9 

Sound Mind and Sound Body 


Tennessee Tech Goes around the World in 
Search of Sound Mind and Sound Body 

The Tennessee Tech SigEps celebrated Sound Mind and 
Sound Body with a fun competition. They agreed to run the 
equivalent of half way around the 
world during the fall semester, which 
equaled 12,500 miles for the 40 
brothers in the chapter. One brother 
logged in over 500 miles for the 
semester, with the chapter averaging 
225 miles each. Men in the chapter 
not only have a slimmer waistline, 
but are inspired to run in half and 
full marathons due to their excellent 

Not only was the chapter being 
creative in its execution of Sound 
Body, the brothers were also 
developing a Sound Mind. When the 

chapter reached a distance that corresponded with a cultural 
center, they learned about the heritage for each place and 
sampled the local food. Places "visited" included New 
Orleans, Honolulu, Tokyo, and China. 

In New Orleans the chapter cooked Creole food and 
listened to Zydeco music while learning of the history of 
Louisiana. For their stop in Tokyo the chapter learned about 

Zen Buddhism while solving koans, traditional Zen riddles. 
The SigEps took dates to a Japanese steak house to sample 

cuisine. While in China, the brothers 
focused on the Qin and Shou 
dynasties, and presentations were 
given on Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching and 
the oracle / Ching. 

The chapter ended its trip with 
stops in Thailand, India and 
Afghanistan. Dr. Wali Kharif of the 
TTU history department spoke to 
the chapter about the true nature of 
Islam and the role of Islamic nations 
in current global politics. After the 
presentation of Islam, the chapter 
held a discussion with Dr. Kharif on 
the impacts of terrorism and religious 
fanaticism in both the ancient and modern worlds. 

For this semester, the chapter plans to finish its Round 
the World run with stops in Eastern and Western Europe, 
Africa and South America. Members are broadening the scope 
of the Sound Body to include push-ups and stomach 
crunches. Each member has set a goal to complete 3,000 
stomach crunches in January and 3,000 push-ups in February. 

Balance Begins at A^e 75 

Iowa Meringue 

Bob Matteson, Middlebury 
'38, began his running career in 
1991 at 75 years of age and is still 
going strong today at age 86. In 
fact, Matteson set two world 
records in 2002, the 400-meter 
outdoor and the 400-meter 
^ -^■■-^^^'Sii^ yj^^m'^ indoor. During his intense 
i ^» I """^^^IC twelve -year career, Matteson has 

run in over 250 races, and he was 

ry _ ^^ selected by USATF (USA Track 

^^"^ and Field) as the Outstanding 

:^^^m 2002 American Track Athlete in 
his age bracket, 85-89. He 
finished either first or second in 
all of his races except one-a fifth 
place finish at the 800 meter in 
the 1995 World Championships held in Buffalo, New York. 
Matteson is not finished running either. At press time he is 
running in the Dartmouth relays. 

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The brothers of the Iowa Gamma Chapter at the 
University of Iowa wanted to impress their dates at their 
annual fall formal so they enlisted the talents of their Regional 
Director, Gustavo F. "Gus" Burkett, Maine '02, to learn 
some Latin Meringue dancing. Burkett is originally from 
Santa Fe, Argentina, and was glad to provide the chapter with 
some fundamental dancing steps in this festive dancing art, 
something Burkett has been doing since childhood. 

Matteson running with the 
Olympic torch prior to the 1996 
Summer Olympics. 


Be a Friend to Yourself 

Northwestern CPR 

Matthew B. "Matt" Corwin, Massachusetts '04, was 

the Vice President of Recruitment for his chapter when he 
attended the 2002 Ruck Leadership Institute. During the 
Institute, he heard something that just "cHcked." You carit be a 
friend to others without being a friend to yourself first. At that 
time. Matt was not a friend to himself At 220 pounds, he 
was not in the best of shape. Scholastically, he described 
himself as an, "average' student. There is nothing wrong with 
being an average student' except when you know you are 
capable of more." By the end of the Ruck Leadership 
Institute, Matt resolved to be more of a friend to himself 
by getting back into shape and striving for more in 
the classroom. 

When he returned to campus in the fall, he ran with two 
other SigEp chapter officers. Matt vividly remembered that 
after the first mile he was winded and not used to the 
exertion. He kept at it, and began lifting weights every day. 
His diligence paid off After several weeks Matt weighed 185 
pounds. He credits the support of his chapter to making those 
dramatic changes. "There were six guys that would go with 
me to run and lift everyday. In general the chapter was 
interested in being healthier." 

In addition to losing weight and feeling better. Matt 
realized that a Sound Body creates a Sound Mind. As soon as 
Matt began running, he noticed that studying did not seem 
like something he had to do. At the end of the fall semester of 
his junior year Mart's G.P.A increased dramatically compared 
to that of his sophomore year. He was reading faster and 
began to read books that were not related to his classes. In 
addition. Matt began to work towards his goals of attending 
law school and becoming a sport agent after completing his 
studies at the University of Massachusetts. Most importantly. 
Matt learned how to be a friend to himself 

When Jonathan S. Friedstat, Northwestern '02, 

interned at Evanston Northwestern Hospital, he witnessed 
firsthand the need for Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation 
(CPR). Without such a vital skill, many people would perish 

before professionals 

could treat them. He 
then saw an 
opportunity for his 
chapter brothers at 
Northwestern - by 
having his chapter 
learn CPR, they 
would be able to 
protect life in a 
practical display of 
Sound Mind and 
Sound Body. 

Himself a During a chapter meeting last year. 

Balanced Man alumnus Matthew C. Defina, Fresno 

Friedstat was caotain State '00, teaches CPR to the Fresno 

of the wrestling team ^'^'' '^^P'"'- 

and a Biomedical Engineering Pre Med Major. Beginning 
with the winter 2001 quarter, he arranged for professional 
CPR training to be brought to the chapter. SigEps attended 
the Heart Savers Class offered through the hospital and spent 
a three-hour session working with medics to become certified 
in CPR. Now the chapter has 90 percent of its 100 plus men 
certified and the chapter conducts the training every winter 
for members to learn this skill. 

This idea soon spread to other SigEp chapters. At Fresno 
State, the chapter brings EMTs to the chapter meeting to 
conduct the training. Brothers are able to get more out of the 
meetings, and this has helped to increase attendance. 

Maryland SigEps and Rabbi Discuss Faith 

During the fall semester of 2002, the brothers at the 
University of Maryland invited Rabbi Meni Even-Israel to 
speak during one of their chapter meetings. He talked about 
the Jewish religion and his own story of faith. Rabbi Meni- 
Even was diagnosed with a rare and terminal form of cancer 
at the age of 16. This turn of events caused him to lose his 
belief in a higher being. He miraculously survived his bout 
with cancer and attributed this to a divine presence, which led 

''One word frees us of all the weight and 
pain of life; that word is love. '' 

— Sophocles 


him to devote his life to 
Judaism. After sharing this 
story with the chapter he 
emphasized the need for faith 
to have a complete life. He 
asserted that to embrace the 
Balanced Man Ideal meant 
having a healthy mind, body 
and spirit. Rabbi Even-Israel 
works at the University's Hillel 
Center, which serves the 
student Jewish community. 

The chapter plans to invite speakers of other faiths to attend 

future chapter meetings. 

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Matthew J. RatZy '05, with 
Rabbi Even-Israel. Ratz invited 
him to speak to the chapter. 



There's a New SigEp in Town. August, 2003 is the time for SigEps from around the world to gather in San Antonio, 
Texas, for the 48th Grand Chapter Conclave. Our biennial convention is where brothers reunite, chapters and alumni 
Lare recognized for their excellence, and the fellowship of Sigma Phi Epsilon is celebrated. 

Over 1,600 SigEps attended the Centennial Conclave in Washington, D.C., and things are always bigger in Texas... 

Pack your boots and jeans and join us on Wednesday evening, August 13, as we round up SigEp Alumni and guests for 
the Alumni Reception at the Sunset Station. Built in 1902, the building of 1,000 lights. Sunset Station was one of the 
stops for the famous Sunset Limited, the train that connected San Francisco with New Orleans and San Antonio. 
Rekindle memories of the past as we gather to celebrate the future of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Come celebrate the lifetime 
bonds of brotherhood. 

Join SigEps and friends at the Lila Cockrell Theatre on August 14, 2003, as we celebrate the New SigEp in Town. At this 
opening session of the Conclave, see Sigma Phi Epsilon recognize the best chapters with the coveted Buchanan Cup for 
Outstanding Chapter Excellence. New for 2003, a chapter winning its fifth CONSECUTIVE Buchanan Cup will be 
awarded a gold-emblazoned Buchanan Cup, signifying a decade of excellence. 

The Awards Dinner, the culmination of the 48th Grand Chapter Conclave, recognizes lifelong volunteers who have 
sought to make a difference in SigEp. The Fraternity will bestow upon these great alumni the Order of the Golden Heart 
for living the lifetime responsibility of brotherhood, the Citation for career excellence, and the Red Door Award for 
outstanding contributions to housing. Meet the newest Grand President as he sets the pace for the next two years. 

Attendees of the 48th Grand Chapter Conclave can expect great things from San Antonio. 

Make a commitment that will change your life. Attend the 48th Grand Chapter Conclave and be a part of ''Protecting 
the Future of the American College Fraternity. " 

Right now, you are Sigma Phi Epsilon. You can guide the future of this 
great organization. SigEp has a unique opportunity to change the lives 
of thousands by upholding the virtues that give us our strength. By 
doing so, we perpetuate Sigma Phi Epsilon into the ages and protect 
the future of our Fraternity for years to come. Join us at the 48th Grand 
Chapter Conclave and give life to the face of Sigma Phi Epsilon. 

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^ Balanced Man 


1 O T H 


n 1992, Sigma Phi Epsilon launched the Balanced Man Program, a non-pledging, 
continuous development program. Since then nearly 70 percent of the Fraternity's 
chapters adopted the program as their membership development model. To 
recognize this occasion. The Journal has compiled a series of articles providing several 
perspectives on working with the program. Dr. Miriam Pittenger, Philosophy Professor 
at the University of Illinois and Faculty Fellow for the Illinois Alpha Chapter, discusses 
the roots of the Balanced Man Ideal in ancient Greece. This link ties Sound Mind and 
Sound Body into the philosophy of the Balanced Man Program. Next, long-time 
volunteer and Order of the Golden Heart recipient, Conrad J. Eberstein, Penn '65, 
touches on his experiences working with chapters that utilize the BMP. Then Dr. 
Thomas B. Jelke, Florida International '90, discusses the new generation of college 
students, known as Millennials, whose values align closely with the Balanced Man 
Program. Finally, Christopher Gerard, Southern Methodist '03, discusses how the 
Balanced Man Program is impacting his campus, providing a solid fraternity 
experience. In future issues of The Journal, we plan to bring more stories and 
statistics on the Balanced Man Program. 

24 The Journal of Sigma Phi Epsilon 

By Dr. Miriam Pittenger 


the familiar motto emblazoned on the insignia of 
the Sigma Phi Epsilon Balanced Man symbol, 
expressing a basic concept of what it means to be 
fully human and how to live the best possible 
life. The words appear in Greek, of course, for 
the same reason that the Founders of Sigma Phi 
Epsilon and other fraternities originally chose 
Greek letters for their names, i.e., because we 
owe so much of our modern understanding of 
these central questions to the heritage of 
ancient Greece. 

The Greeks from Homer onward were 
clearly fascinated with the paradox of the human 
condition. Their poetry, art and philosophy show 
us over and over again a humanity capable of 
staggering achievements, yet undoubtedly also 
mortal and subject to tremendous frailties as 
well. On the twin pillars of the temple of Apollo 
at Delphi were carved these instructions for the 
worshipper who approached the deity in search 
of enlightenment: gnothi sauton ("know 
thyself") and meden agan ("nothing to excess") . 
In other words, first you must come to grips with 

who you are, which means equally recognizing 
both your potential and your limits, and then, in 
accordance with your human nature, you must 
strive for balance in all things. 

A human being consists of body and mind, 
the two mysteriously but unmistakably inter- 
dependent. Both need tending and nourishment 
in order for the organism to survive, and to live 
the genuinely good life requires careful lifelong 
stewardship of mind and body together, to the 
mutual fulfillment of both. Hence in the ancient 
Greek city-state, the gymnasium and the 
philosophical school grew side by side, both 
striving to attain the same lofty, wholesome 
ideals of humanity honed to perfection. 
Thousands of years have passed, and the ancient 
Greek buildings have crumbled to ruin, but 
human nature has not changed very much. That 
is why these ideas are still enormously relevant 
for the way we live our lives today. 

Dr. Miriam Pittenger is a Professor of Philosophy at 
the University of Illinois. She is also a Faculty 
Fellow for the Illinois Alpha Chapter and will lead 
the 2003 Balanced Man Quest to Greece. 

Coaching Balanced Man Program Chapters 

By Conrad J. Eherstein, Penn '65 

cjel901 @aoL com 

As AN ALUMNUS AND FORMER Alumni & Volunteer 

Corporation President of our 99-year-old University of 

Pennsylvania chapter, my 

exposure to the Balanced Man 

Program was in watching and 

coaching two new chapters as 

an alumni "mentor." One 

chapter, our St. John's chapter, 

in Queens, New York, came 

into SigEp in the late '80s. The 

other, our Columbia chapter in 

Manhattan, was chartered in 

the late '90s. 

I served as the first A&VC 

President of both chapters. 

Columbia was fortunate to 

build its chapter not only with 

the Balanced Man Ideal of 

Sound Mind and Sound Body, 

but with the Balanced Man 

Program at its core. By paying 

attention to the differing 

collegiate/life needs of freshmen 

and sophomores on the one 

hand, and juniors and seniors on the other, the Columbia 

chapter was able to offer a fraternal experience, which 

enabled it to recruit all year round and to attract 

upperclassmen as well. 

Further, with mentoring as a critical part of development, 

our Columbia undergrads created a chapter which focuses on 

good people with good intentions. I saw my own college 

experience of "pledge vs. brother" transform right before my 

eyes into a 
supportive, four- 
year quest for 
excellence, decency 
and fraternity, and 

It became 
clear as the 
Columbia chapter 
grew, that it 
exhibited aspects 
of a well- 

Dennis O. Kaps, Ohio State '03, utilizes the athletic team 

weight room in the chapter house. where each 

member has an interest in the effectiveness and success of 

everyone else on the team. Moreover, the chapter attracted 

top-flight alumni volunteers who were able to bring their 

Brothers from Toledo attend an etiquette dinner in the home of alumnus Ron S. 
Binder, Toledo '83. They are shown here with alumnus Timothy R. Croak, 
Toledo '82, and his wife Sarah. 

distinct experiences to a chapter very willing to embrace new 

ideas and new people. And as the Columbia undergraduates 

(slowly — this does not happen overnight) got better at their 

mentoring program, they began to tap the life experiences of 

those they respect and admire. 

I saw the expression of 
Sound Mind and Sound Body 
take hold within the chapter. 
They established a library, and 
emphatically not just of old text 
books. They found a Faculty 
Fellow, and tried to get another 
when the first one needed to 
step aside. Two of them 
participated on the Balanced 
Man Quest to Greece. They 
bought a Bow-Flex (and put it 
in the library) . They are 
competitive in intramural 
sports, and one year, won the 
soccer championship, and in 
another, came close in 
basketball. Two Columbia 
students were elected to the 
National Board. Two others 
joined the Headquarters staff as 

Regional Directors. And when an SEC was established at Yale 

in the fall of 2002, the Columbia chapter made a 

commitment to mentor the 

young Yale group. One day, 

the Yale story will mirror the 

Columbia experience as the 

Balanced Man Program 

continues to meet the needs 

of today's undergraduates 

and be a source of inspiration 

to our younger members (to 

say nothing of us "old guys") . 
It has been a sight to 

behold, and despite the 

occasional cumbersome 

nature of the program and 

undergraduate frustrations as 

a chapter strives to execute 

the Balanced Man Program 

well, the results in grades, 

respect, participation and 

strong sense of brotherhood 

and community have already enriched the Fraternity beyond 

any ability of mine to have anticipated. 

Eberstein is currently President of the New York Phi Alumni & 
Volunteer Corporation. He is a recipient of Sigma Phi Epsilons 
Order of the Golden Heart. 

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Undergraduates at the University of 
Dayton recently voted to implement 
the Balanced Man Program. Shown 
here the undergraduates set goals for 
the program. 

Balanced Man Program 10th Anniversary 

The Millennials and the Balanced Man 

By Thomas P. Jelkcy Ph.D. 

tjelke@tjelke. com 

They're Here! 

They are aheady starting to show up on campus, all 
around you. They have made a big enough statement in the 
world around them that countless newspaper columns, 
magazine articles and books are being written about them. 
They are going to make an impact in colleges and universities, 
in the community, and in any organization they join. Even 
fraternities have taken notice (Spencer, 2002) and some are 
asking its members to get ready for them. 

Indeed, we should be prepared for 
them, because they will be making up the 
population of our Fraternity for the next 20 
years. They are the Millennials, the 
generation of students that were born 
between 1982 and 2002; a generation of 
students predicted to be drastically 
different from its predecessors, according 
to Neil Howe and William Strauss, 
authors of "Millennials Rising: The Next 
Great Generation." 

These incoming students are 
redefining what it means to be young 
and are destined to take their place in 
history among the greatest generations 
of Americans. 

SigEp chapters need to understand the 
Millennials to best recruit and develop 
them to benefit from everything the Millennials have to offer. 
A program that redefmes member development is an ideal 
situation in which to place these new students. And when you 
make a side-by-side comparison, one thing is clear: because its 
tenets align closely with these students' interests, personalities, 
characteristics, traits and tendencies, Sigma Phi Epsilon's 
Balanced Man Program is an ideal development program for 
the Millennials. 

Interested in Big, Cultural Change 

Millennials are very interested in being a part of a group 
or a team, but not interested in being a part of the status quo 
- they want to make their own mark on the world. They 
are interested in thinking big and changing the culture of 
their world. 

Of the 22 chapters ranked number two on their 
campus in GPA for the spring of 2002, 20 are 
Balanced Man Program chapters. 

Team sports and activities are important to 

Of the 37 chapters ranked number one on their 
campus in GPA for the spring of 2002, 34 are 
Balanced Man Program chapters. 

26 The Journal of Sigma Phi Epsilon 

Moreover, the Millennials are concerned about respect 
for self and others. They are attuned to traits such as manners 
and appropriate behavior and will seek that from people 
around them. What better way to harness that positive 
attitude and interest in mutual respect than with a program 

that concentrates on positive reinforcement 
and development of every member, starting 
from the moment you join the chapter? 

Academically Focused and Seeking 
Continuous Challenge 

The research shows that the 
Millennials are smarter and more interested 
in intellectual development than previous 
generations (Howe & Strauss, 2000; New 
Strategist Editors, 2001). They are smart, 
and they want to be treated that way. Not 
surprisingly, the Balanced Man Program 
caters to these individuals in several ways: 
The Sound Mind and Sound Body 
aspect of the Balanced Man Program is a 
concept that Millennials can understand 
and can relate to, as it is part of their life- 
goals. Chapters that emphasize the 
development of a Sound Mind typically adhere to 
expectations of high academic achievement and have built-in 
mechanisms that help members excel. Chapters that help 
develop a Sound Body push their members to stay healthy, 
and thus bolster their confidence. The support structure of 
the Balanced Man Program allows Millennials to pursue 
activities that will cultivate their cultural interests, social 
understanding and mental development that reaches far 
beyond academic walls. 

The Continuous Development portion of the Balanced 
Man Program is especially appealing to Millennials, because 
they are going to join and prosper in college organizations 
that can provide them with opportunities for growth, 
development and advancement throughout their entire time 
in college. All members, from freshmen to seniors, in 
Balanced Man Program chapters are expected to take part in 
programs that challenge and develop their intellect, character 
and leadership. The program provides stimulus to members 
beyond just the first six months of their fraternity experience 
by challenging its members to grow and develop throughout 
their entire time as an undergraduate member. 

The Mentoring relationships that are structured into the 
Balanced Man Program provide a great advantage when trying 
to recruit and develop students from this new generation. 
Aside from being there to help them focus academically, these 
mentors appeal to the Millennials' desire to seek out strong 
relationships. They come to us with a belief in family and a 
respect for authority figures. They aren't afraid of seeking 
guidance or mentorship from those around them or from 
adults and have the desire for a lot of feedback regarding their 
personal development. 

More so, the mentoring component of the Balanced Man 
Program plays perfectly with the Millennials because it goes 
well beyond the "big brother" concept of pledging model 
programs. Throughout each phase of development, members 
are asked to fmd a mentor - someone who will guide him and 
teach him about different aspects of the Fraternity and about 
life. The mentorship role even extends into the community 
and to alumni, allowing members to benefit from the rewards 
of mentorship from those outside the undergraduate circle. 

Expecting High Standards and Accountability 

As a whole, Millennials are less likely to engage in 
deviant behavior and are accustomed to being held to high 
standards and accountability for their actions. They did not 
grow up with the mixed messages of "Just Say No" and "Just 
Do It." Rather, they come from a world of "Zero Tolerance." 
Some high schools now "enforce 
their rules 24-7, every hour of every 
day, and troublemakers face a 
coordinated front among the 
schools, police, and community 
leaders" (Howe and Strauss, 2000). 

The most interesting part 
about the new model of 
accountability is that the majority 
of these students are in support of 
the high standards it creates. In 
fact, Millennials want to see it 
applied to everyone - much like 
you would expect from a successful 
Balanced Man Program chapter, 
with high standards and 
accountability measures in place 

and tracked. Dead weight becomes As part of his Fellow project, Christopher S. Dilliofif Illinois '03, 

less of an issue in a Balanced Man (fi^^^ ^^'^> second from the left) and his chapter brothers clean up the 

Pro2^ram chanter because VOU are Prince William County Park in Washington, D. C 

constantly challenged and expected to excel. This drive and 
motivation appeals directly to the Millennial student. 

Service and Community Oriented 

Over 80 percent of this year's college freshmen performed 
volunteer work during their final year of high school 

The Balanced Man Program inspired other 

fraternities to adopt similar programs: 

Beta Theta Pi - Men of Principle 

Sigma Alpha Epsilon - True Gentlemen Initiative 

Sigma Nu - L.E.A,D, 

Pi Kappa Phi - Journey Program 

Each one unique to those respective fraternities. 

Of the 31 chapters in the Phi Beta Kappa 
Wheelhouse (a 3.15 GPA or higher), 27 are 
Balanced Man Program chapters. 


(Chronicle of Higher Education, 2002). Those students are 
now in college and looking for opportunities to enhance the 
community around them at that level. 

The Balanced Man Program places a great deal of 
emphasis on the community and expects all members to 
fulfill meaningful community service requirements within 
each challenge of the Balanced Man Program. Indeed, to 
become a Sigma Phi Epsilon Fellow, the highest level of 
personal development for an undergraduate, a member must 
coordinate and participate in a 500-hour or 60-day 
service project. 

Values-Based Individuals 

Finally, and most importantly, the individuals who are 
beginning to make up our college undergraduate population 
are more values-minded than 
previous generations. This means 
they have a clearer sense of their 
own values and will be coming to 
college with a better under-standing 
of what they are looking for from 
organizations, colleagues, friends, 
and especially fraternity brothers - 
if they choose to join. 

The Balanced Man Program 
places a strong emphasis on the 
values of Sigma Phi Epsilon, 
embodied in its cardinal principles 
of Virtue, Diligence and Brotherly 
Love, as well as the Fraternity's 
commitment to the Balanced Man 
Ideal of Sound Mind and Sound 
Body. In a well-run Balanced Man 
Program chapter, these ideals are 
introduced and explained to 
potential members during the 
recruitment process, and reinforced throughout various 
crucial components of fraternity life: member education, 
standards and accountability, leadership development, and of 
course, the practicing of Ritual. 

As in the past, incoming students who can understand 
and relate to the values of Sigma Phi Epsilon will be more apt 
to join, and more likely to become positive contributors to 
the fraternity experience. Specifically, the Millennials bring an 
especially appealing dynamic to our Fraternity because of the 
congruence between what the research shows of their 
espoused values (Doing the Right Thing, Working Hard and 

The Journal of Sigma Phi Epsilon 27 

Balanced Man Program 10th Anniversary 

Achieving Academically, 
and Developing and 
Nurturing Close 
Relationships) and what 
we know to be the values 
of Sigma Phi Epsilon 
(Virtue, Diligence, and 
Brotherly Love) . 

Are You Ready? 

As a whole, you and 
your chapter will be 
infinitely more prepared than your competition for the 
oncoming generational change if you begin to understand the 
type of individual that has started to attend college campuses. 
Chapters that implement the Balanced Man Program 

properly will have an advantage over other Sigma Phi Epsilon 
chapters because the program inherently brings with it 
concepts, ideals, and mechanisms that appeal to and benefit 
this new generation of student. 

Don't watch them pass you by! 

Thomas B. Jelke, Ph.D. is president ofT.Jelke Solutions, a higher 
education consulting firm that provides training, assessment, 
strategic planning, research, and programming to college and 
universities, student organizations, and fraternities and sororities. 
He has been working with fraternities and sororities for 16 years 
in various capacities, having served as a Greek Advisor at Florida 
State University and Indiana University, a Regional Director, 
Chapter Counselor and Alumni & Volunteer Corporation 
member for various SigEp chapters, and currently serves as 
District Governor of Florida for Sigma Phi Epsilon. 

Building a New Chapter With the Balanced 
Man Program 

By Christopher Gerardy Southern Methodist '03 

chrisg03 @hotmail com 


when I was a sophomore but 
found it to be a very degrading, 
confidence-destroying experience 
and decided that was not for me. I 
wanted to be a part of a Fraternity, 
but not when I had to be 
subservient to 80 plus guys, many 
of whom drank heavily and 
routinely missed classes. 

Then SigEp came to my 
campus to start a new chapter and 
implement the Balanced Man 
Program. I was impressed by what 
this program had to offer. What 
amazed me was that I was able to Southern Methodist SigEps are building a 

be an equal in the Fraternity from ^^^^^^ ^^'^^ ^^' Balanced Man Program. 
the very first day. I was able to become a chapter officer and 
contribute to the establishment of this chapter. 

Through the Balanced Man Program, we learned to have 
respect for ourselves and for others. In my chapter house, 
there is no drinking. We have not had a single drop of alcohol 
in the chapter house from the day it was opened. It is because 
of this that we have a house so clean we are excited to have 
our parents and friends visit. 

Since I have been a part of this Fraternity, I have seen a 
lot of personal growth by being a Balanced Man. In my two 
semesters as a SigEp, I have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.8 
while being a chapter officer, sitting on the recruitment 
cabinet, and being captain or co-captain of all of our 
intramural teams. This summer, I met Jason M. Rodriguez, 
Toledo '03, during the Quest to Greece. He and I began a 

28 The Journal of Sigma Phi Epsilon 

running routine that lasts to this day. I coupled this running 
with a minor change in my eating habits. In a few months I 
lost about 20 pounds and gained 
more confidence than ever. 

The Balanced Man Program 
has given me exactly what I was 
looking for in a fraternity. I have a 
chapter house I can study in 
because my brothers are not 
having functions with alcohol. I 
have been able to participate in 
programs that have focused on 
enhancing my collegiate experience 
and developing my character. I 
have raised my overall GPA 
through better time management 
and a personal commitment to 
success. And, I have increased my 
personal confidence through an 
exercise program and undertaking 
a healthier lifestyle. If you ever need any proof of how 
successful this program is for SigEp, take a trip to Southern 
Methodist University, and you will see 55 SigEps who are 
proudly demolishing the frat-boy stereotype. 

Gerard attended the 2002 Quest to Greece and is a member of 
the Balanced Man Development Committee for the Fraternity. 

unique fraternity on their 

''By believing passionately in something 
which still does not exist, we create it. '' 

— NiKos Kazantzakis 




Recruiting the Best, Day In and Day Out 

Each issue q/'The Journal will focus on one chapter and its recruitment strategies. The topics include: formal 
recruitment, year-round recruitment, Balanced Man Scholarship, and summer recruitment. For this issue, Maine 
Alpha at the University of Maine discusses its plan for year-round recruitment. 

Michael J. "Mike" Benson, '04, loves recruitment 
The men of Maine Alpha recruited him when he 
was a sophomore. There were 12 men in the 
chapter. One week later, Mike was the Vice 
President of Recruitment, and by the end of the 
year, the chapter doubled its size at 23. By the end 
of the next semester, the chapter was 40 men 
strong. The secret? Year-round recruitment. Today 
the chapter has 47 men with its sights set on being 
70 men by the end of the year. Mike took the time 
to share how his chapter finds success in year-round 

Journal: What is the Greek system like at Maine, and 

how is recruitment conducted? 

Benson: With approximately 8,600 students, the 

Greek population is about 8 percent of the campus. Every 

fraternity rushes (except SigEp); sororities use formal 


Journal: Who are your primary competitors on campus, and how 
does SigEp recruit on a year-round basis? 
Benson: We compete a lot with Beta Theta Pi (40 men). Pi 
Kappa Alpha (55 men) and, to a limited extent. Alpha 
Gamma Rho (35 men). We have a strong push in the first 
month of the semester, especially in the fall with the Balanced 
Man Scholarship, which is our MAJOR recruitment tool. We 
try to focus on one to five guys actively being recruited in the 
off months. 

Journal: What makes the Balanced Man Scholarship your major 
recruitment tool? 

Benson: It is a great way to meet the best students coming to 
campus, recognize them for their excellence, and find out if 
they are men we should recruit. We plan to acknowledge our 
brothers during the awards banquet for their achievements in 
pursuit of the Balanced Man Ideal. It shows that we walk the 
walk. Once we conduct the interviews, we put the SigEp 
candidates on the recruitment list. Once you are on the list, 
you get invited to all SigEp events. The idea is to include 
them in everything that we do - dinners, intramurals, chapter 
meetings (except for Ritual meetings and brotherhood 
retreats). We have around 100 names of men on our 
recruitment list and average between four to five recruits at 
each SigEp event. 

Journal: If a recruit is allowed to attend almost every SigEp 
event, doesn't he have all the same benefits of being a SigEp 
without actually being a member? 

Benson: I have been asked this question a lot in the past, and 
I tell guys that it is the difference between being a fan at a 
baseball game and playing on the team. Sure you can see the 
whole game from the bleachers, but the men we are 
recruiting want to be on the team. They don't want 
to be fans. 

Journal: What are some other ways that men make it 
onto the recruitment list? 

Benson: We have a lot of brothers who are involved 
on campus, and they will recommend guys in their 
organizations. Some of our brothers are RAs 
(Residence Hall Advisors) and will meet potential 
men in the residence hall. We get a lot of references 
from sororities on campus. They will approach us 
and say that they want their little brothers to be 
SigEps. Faculty have done the same thing. In the end, we 
meet potential SigEps through our normal activities. 

Journal: How long does it take to meet a potential candidate and 
then recruit him into the chapter? 

Benson: The average is about two weeks. We have recruited 
men in one week, and one guy took an entire year to join. 
The secret is to make sure you maintain contact with the guys 
you are recruiting so that they do not feel ignored. 

Journal: What are the chapter's standards for membership? 
Benson: Recruits must have a 2.8 GPA, be in good health and 
athletic, have strong morals, and have a leadership position on 
campus or express intentions to get involved outside of the 

Journal: What is the size of the chapter, and how many men does 
SigEp recruit throughout the year? 

Benson: Forty-seven as of the end of fall semester, and last 
year we recruited 17 new members. This year we've recruited 
14, not as strong as we would have liked, but we still have the 
rest of the year to recruit the best men. 

Journal: How would you implement a year-round recruitment 
strategy into a chapter that has relied on ''rush" to attract men? 
Benson: There are so many more benefits of year-round 
recruitment. You get to know the guys a lot better, and they 
don't feel as much pressure to join when they might not be 
the right 'fit'. If someone has doubts, he can continue 
attending events and getting to know the brothers. You can 
still have fun dry events and have them at the same period as 
rush but don't make them just like any other rush event. 


The Journal of Sigma Phi Epsilon 29 

Chapter News 


Alaska- Fairbanks 

At the end of last semester, half of Alaska Alphas chapter 
members smoked. This semester, as part of their commitment 
to Sound Mind and Sound Body, the chapter members quit 
smoking. They received education on the effects of tobacco 
products as well as ways to change this habit. Brothers 
Patrick S. Lovejoy, '04, and Brandon R. Maitlan, '05, ran 
in the Equinox Marathon on September 21. This 26.2 mile 
marathon is considered one of the most difficult marathons in 
the Northern Hemisphere. 

Arkansas Tech 

The Arkansas Epsilon Chapter is pleased to report that 
Chapter President Aaron J. Hogan, '03, has been elected IPC 
President for the 2002-2003 academic year. In the fall, the 
chapter recruited 24 men, twice as many new members as the 
other fraternities on campus, including two varsity athletes 
and two Senators in the Student Government Association. 
Twenty-four new members place the chapter 14 ahead of their 
last year's total, and their cumulative GPA is above a 3.0. 

A ppalachian State 

Members of North Carolina Xi donated $500 to the 
Appalachian State University Staff Council's "Give a Child a 
Christmas Project." For 22 years, faculty, staff and students 


contributed to 
the project in 

children are 
taken on a 
shopping trip 
for clothes and 

The children 
also are treated 
to breakfast 
and lunch. 

Clemson SigEps Paint the 
Town Orange 

This picture was on the front page ofT]iQ Appalachian, 
the student newspaper at Appalachian State. 

California Polytechnic State-Pomona 

Two brothers from the Cal Mu chapter were recently 
elected to the 2003 executive board of the Interfraternity 
Council. Jeffrey W. Schultz, '04, was elected to the position 
of Vice President of Membership. Robert T. Dizon, '06, was 

elected to the position of Vice President of Operations. 

California Polytechnic State-San Luis Obispo 

Several members of the Cal Tau chapter are club athletes 
on the volleyball and water polo teams. SigEps in volleyball 
include Mike E. Geenen, '02, and Dominic M. Phillips, 
'04. Kenneth C. Noren, '02, Keith A. Allen, '06, and 
Donald R. Curtis, '05, are on the water polo team. 

Colorado School of Mines 

Colorado Delta reports that several brothers are involved 
in campus leadership positions. Michael T. McNish, '03, is 

30 The Journal of Sigma Phi Epsilon 

If you are in Clemson, South 
Carolina, during a fall football 
weekend, you will notice the giant 
orange paw prints of the Clemson 
Tiger painted on the streets. The 
school lets only one student 
organization paint the prints, and 
that organization is our South 
Carolina Beta Chapter. Since 
1970, the brothers have painted 
these three-foot paws. It is a great 
brotherhood activity as they start 
ten miles outside of the city, using 
nothing more than giant stencils, 
orange paint, and lots of hard 

work. The chapter paints the Greek letters above every fifth 
paw print. / 

captain of the varsity basketball team and President of the 
Student Athlete Advisory Committee. Troy R. Svigel, '04, is 
captain of the men's water polo team. Daniel T. "Drew" 
Keefe, '03, is President of the IPC and Chairman of the 
School Ambassadors; Justin D. Anderson, '05, is Vice 
President of the Sports Club Council and Treasurer of the ski 
team; Zerisenay A. Meharena, '04, is President of the 
National Society of Black Engineers. 

Davis & Elkins Colleg e 

The chapter volunteered to install new fire detectors in 
the homes of 50 senior citizens in Elkins, West Virginia. 

Fresno State 

Every year since installation in 1995, the California Phi 
Chapter has raised thousands of dollars for the American 
Heart Association through various philanthropic events. This 
year, the members combined the Balanced Man Ideal with 
community service during the 1 1 th Annual American Heart 
Walk. Proudly displaying the Balanced Man banner, an 
American flag and wearing custom designed team shirts, the 


13 members of Team SigEp 2002 sang traditional SigEp songs 
while walking along the four-mile route. 

"The unfortunate fact that remains constant is that heart 
disease is currently the number one cause of preventable death 
in the United States," states Alumni & Volunteer Corporation 
President Robert L. Clegg, '95. "The men realized this and 
saw the opportunity to step up for a worthwhile cause to 
show the community the very ideals we, as SigEps, strive for 
each and every day." For their enthusiasm, the American 
Heart Association honored the men with Most Spirited Team 
during an awards dinner in Fresno. "Team SigEp was bold, 
loud and enthusiastic while bringing excitement not only to 
themselves but to those around them," states Barbara 
Tanimoto-Schmall, Executive Director of the American Heart 
Association — Fresno Office. 

George Washington 

The chapter, along with the ladies of Phi Sigma Sigma 
Sorority, won Greek Week. They competed against 1 1 
fraternities and eight sororities in athletic and dramatic 


The chapter has several members of the Student 
Government Association, including Larry McLemore, '04, 
President; James Robinson, '04, Treasurer; Jeremy Mead, 
'02, Intramural Director; Senators: Jarret Layson, '04; Hank 
Sforzini, '04; Alton Gorum, '04; and Scott Feazell, '04. 
The chapter took home the Intramural Athletics Overall 
Champions Cup for 2001-2002 and has varsity athletes in 

basketball: Jarret Layson, '04; golf: Jeremy Mead, '02; and 
tennis: James Robinson, '04; Eric Sanford, '05. 


Recently, Champaign, Illinois, Mayor Jerry Schweighart 
visited with the men of the Illinois Alpha Chapter. The mayor 
discussed his background as a police officer, getting involved 
in government, and development plans for the campus. He 
also shared information and took questions about underage 
drinking, the relationship between the city and the University 
of Illinois, and the effects of the Chicago Bears playing in 
Champaign. Most importantly, the men set up a line of 
communication to fmd out about new opportunities to 
volunteer within the community. 

Nick Olenec, '05, was 
recently elected to the position 
of Vice President Recruitment 
for the Interfraternity Council at 
the University of Illinois. Nick 
has been involved with IFC 
recruitment for several semesters 
and now will lead campus-wide 
efforts to recruit new Greek 
members. Nick's election 
continues the tradition of having 
a member of Illinois Alpha on 

the IFC exec board. 

Illinois Alpha won the 
Delta Gamma Anchor Splash, 
an annual philanthropic event 

Miss America (and U of I 
alumna) Erika Harold with Phil 
Kunzy Illinois '05, a member of 
the Glee Club. The group sang the 
National Anthem with the newly 
crowned Miss America before a 
football game on October 12. 

Duke SigEps Wage War on the Dorms 

On September 21, the North Carolina Gamma Chapter 
hosted the first-ever, all-freshman athletic competition. Dorm 
Wars. The event featured each freshman residence hall 

submitting teams in each of four events: ultimate frisbee, 
three-mile relay, three-on-three basketball and tug-of-war. 
Each event had its own separate tournament with dorms 
earning points based on their overall record and place. T-shirts 
were given out to each participant featuring the Balanced 
Man symbol. Prizes were generously donated by local 

businesses as rewards for high finishers in each event. In 
addition, food was provided by a local sandwich shop and 
water provided by David Q. Randolph, Southwest Texas 

'87, the head of Aramark, the food service provider at Duke. 
Overall, the event drew over 300 participants and generated 
over $1,000, donated to the Ronald McDonald House of 
Durham. There is no doubt that this event will become a 
Duke staple, and already stands alone as one of the premier 
charity projects. / 

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Chapter News 


hosted by the sorority. It consisted of several events 
throughout the week and culminated with a swimming 
competition. Brothers Matt Kessler, '04, Jacob Hassan, '04, 
Andrew Morgan, '04, and Steve Bembenista, '05, 

dominated the competition and won all events. 

Illinois State 

Illinois Zeta completed 
the fall 2002, semester by 
increasing its GPA from a 
2.42 to a 2.61, and the 
chapter has a goal to obtain a 
2.65 by the end of spring, 
2003. SigEp continues its 
dominance in intramurals 
with wins in volleyball and 
basketball. The chapter has 
the lead on the Supremacy 
Cup, the intramural 
championship, by 1,200 
points. Finally the men are 
organizing their first-ever 5K 
run with proceeds going toward a local Lupus foundation. 

John Carroll 

During the fall semester, the John Carroll Sigma Epsilon 
Chapter hosted a faculty appreciation dinner at a local 
restaurant. The event helped the brothers build relationships 
with faculty and demolish the frat boy stereotype. As part of 

Illinois State SigEps show their pride 
by painting the Greek letters on the 
porch of their chapter house. 

their Sound Mind programming, they attended the 
performance of the Baldwin-Wallace Orchestra at Baldwin- 
Wallace College with the ladies of Gamma Phi Beta. Several 
brothers from the Ohio Zeta Chapter at Baldwin-Wallace 
College attended the event as well. 


The Texas Epsilon Chapter donated $15,000 to the 
Alzheimer's Association, over four times last year's 
contribution. The men of the chapter helped move the non- 
profit organization into new offices, assisted with the 
Association's annual golf tournament, and attended weekly 
Memory Walk meetings. The Memory Walk is an event that 
raises money and awareness of Alzheimer's. 


The chapter held its fourth annual Oksoberfest on 
October 12 at the Lambuth University Pavilion. It is a dry 
event held on the campus of Lambuth University to provide a 
safe event for underprivileged children and to promote 
awareness of the risks associated with underage drinking. 
Over 35 local businesses were recruited to donate food, 
supplies, or money to help ensure the success of this year's 
event. Although Oksoberfest is geared solely toward the 
children who participate in the Boys and Girls Clubs, the 
entire community was encouraged to attend. ThreeGun, a 
local band comprised of five Tennessee Zeta members, 
provided the entertainment for the evening. Altogether the 
event raised over $1,200, which will go to the Boys and Girls 

K- State SigEps Celebrate Dr. Seuss and 
St. Jude Hospital 

In Manhattan, Kansas, around March 2, you will find 
the Kansas Beta Chapter celebrating the birthday of fellow 
SigEp Theodor S. "Dr. Seuss" Geisel, Dartmouth '25, with 
the local Boys and Girls Club. Every year SigEp spends an 

afternoon reading Dr. 
Seuss' books to the 
children. Afterward there 
is a face-painting contest 
seeing who can resemble 
the colorful characters 
from his beloved books. 
Last year the chapter 
partnered with the Delta 
Delta Delta Sorority. More 
recently, Sol D. Pettit- 
Scott, '04, became the 
Kansas State Executive 
Director for the St. Jude Children Hospital's Up 'til Dawn 
program. The Up 'til Dawn program is on 130 college 

32 The Journal of Sigma Phi Epsilon 

and raises 
money for 
the hospital 
with several 
leading up 
to a 12- 

St. Jude 
funds free 

treatment for childhood cancer patients and childhood cancer 
research. Under Sol's leadership, the program, in its first 
year at Kansas State, raised $110,000, the most raised by 
any campus nationwide. A quarter of the chapter's 96 men 
are a part of the fund-raising efforts. / 

Club of Jackson. This money will help provide the necessary 
funding for field trips and much needed supplies at the local 
chapter of the Boys and Girls Club. 

Loyola Marymount 

Chapter President Jeff Geremia, '04, reports that 
California Chi is having another incredible year. During 
Greek Week, the chapter raised over $1,100 for the LMU 
philanthropy, $700 more than any other fraternity. The 90- 
plus men have a 3.06 GPA. With eight brothers involved in 
student orientation, the chapter aims to be larger than 100 
men in the spring. 


For the third consecutive year, the Virginia Omicron 
Chapter won the school's boat race. The chapter constructs its 

own boat that is 
entered in the 
competition. The 
chapter is also 
winner of the 
Lynchburg College 
Greek Olympics 
highest GPA award 
for two consecutive 
years. The chapter 
is actively involved with the college's intramural sports 
program, and encourages other men who are non-Greeks to 
participate on its team. Michael Miller, '03 starred in "The 
Rocky Horror Show" presented by the Lynchburg Fine Arts 
Center. The International Who's Who Historical Society 
recently recognized Jamar Hawkins, '04, for his 
entrepreneurial efforts. Noah Blanchard, '04, was recently 
inducted into the education honor society Kappa Delta Pi. 


The Maine Alpha Chapter organized the Rock Against 
Rape free concert and formed an awareness group, B.E.A.R., 
which stands for Brothers Engaged Against Rape. The chapter 
states the aim of the concert is to attract students of all 
backgrounds and to serve as an educational event. Three local 
bands took the stage, and between sets guest speakers from 
the Spruce Run Rape Response Services and the Safe Campus 
Project spoke about rape and sexual assault on college 
campuses. B.E.A.R. was formed in the Fall of 2001, and the 
chapter is petitioning the IFC to involve each of the campus' 
13 fraternities. Matt Rodrigue, '04, was recently elected as 
Student Body President by receiving 80 percent of the vote. 

Miami (Ohio) 

The men of the Miami (Ohio) SEC held a formal at the 
Cincinnati Pops Orchestra. The evening began with dinner at 
the Rookwood Pottery Bistro, an elegant restaurant located in 
the historic area of Mount Adams in Cincinnati, where 
awards were given to members for their outstanding 
achievements. The highest GPA award was given to Cam 

FuUam, '04; the Balanced Man Award was handed to David 
Kimpel, '04; the Academic Achievement Award was 
presented to Andrew Martin, '04; and the Randy S. AUman 
Outstanding Brother Award was given to its namesake, senior 
Randy S. Allman, '02. 


SigEp is the Best Overall Chapter at the University of 
Nevada- Reno. This coveted award was given to the Nevada 
Alpha Chapter at the recent All-Greek Ball. The chapter also 
earned the award for Best Academic Program. Brother Mike 
McDowell, '03, received the Founders Award for living the 
Ritual in his daily life. David Bradfield, '03, Jordan 
Slotnick, '05, and Doug Owen, '04 were elected to the 
Interfraternity Council as Secretary, Treasurer, and Athletic 
Chair respectively. The chapter helped raise money for St. 
Jude during the "Up 'til Dawn" philanthropy and also won 
the event. The chapter also won the Delta Gamma Sorority 
philanthropy. Anchor Splash. The chapter is first on campus 
in academics. 

Northern lUinios 

For the past few 
years, the Illinois 
Epsilon Chapter 
intramural football 
team has played in 
the National Flag 
Tournament. The 
chapter typically 

fields two ^^^^^^^^i^^^^^^^^H^^^^ 

competitive teams, 

and the school pays for the SigEp teams to compete. This year 
is no different. Both teams are currently ranked in the top 20 
percent of all teams. 


Jordan A. Cerf, '05, Nicholas R. Johnson, '05, and 
Matthew P. Kane, '05, were elected Senators to represent 
their dorms. Daniel H. Jackson, '04, was elected to represent 
the residents of the campus fraternity housing. Joseph A. 
Montegna, III, '05, was elected a member of the Senate 
Executive Committee, which oversees student groups on 
campus. Mitchell D. Holzrichter, '05, was elected a Chief 
Justice of the Student Government Judicial Board. Johnson 
and Gabriel A. Gutierrez, '05, were elected Presidents of 
their dorms. Cerf was also selected as an executive board 
member of Habitat for Humanity. 


Twenty seniors from the Pennsylvania Delta Chapter 
were honored at the annual Senior Dinner. The chapter hosts 
the event every year, and this year's dinner took place in the 
Union League Club of Philadelphia. Alumni of the chapter in 
attendance included Conrad Eberstein, '65, Craig Mills, 
'84, Bill Schilling, '66, and Brett Danko, '90. The Greek 


The Journal of Sigma Phi Epsilon 33 

Chapter News 


Advisor and 
Dean of 
participated in 
the event. 
Several seniors 
noted their 
reason for 
joining SigEp 
was the 
from the 
seniors in the 




iMi fe^ 


Pennsylvania Delta Chapter held its annual Senior 
Dinner at the Union League Club of Philadelphia 

Pcnn State 

The Penn Eta Chapter paired with the ladies of Chi 
Omega to win the 2002 Panhellenic Greek Sing. The Greek 
Sing is an annual competition in which sororities teamed with 
fraternities perform segments of popular musicals. There were 
34 fraternity and sorority teams in all. Hundreds of parents 
and members of the Greek community watched and cheered 
as groups sang and danced their way through the four-hour- 
long performance, the "Walk of Fame." SigEp and Chi 

Omega began with their 
performance, rendition of 
Footloose. Proceeds from the 
Greek Sing benefit the Gayle 
Beyers Scholarship Fund. The 
scholarship is awarded to a 
sorority member who has 
shown excellence in the 
community as well as 

SigEps and Chi ( 

their Sunday shoes" at Penn State. 

Pittsburg State 

The Kansas Theta Chapter held its annual Balanced 
Achievement Awards Banquet at the start of the fall semester. 
The chapter sent applications to over 800 incoming freshmen 
and received 65 returns. From this list, the chapter selected 12 
finalists. All of the finalists and their families attended the 
banquet, with escorts from the chapter. District Governor 
James M. Spaith, Baker '73, Order of the Golden Heart 
recipient Ronald D. Strader, '64, and Kansas Theta Alumni 
& Volunteer Corporation President Jeffrey W. Ney, '91, were 
in attendance. 

Seton Hall 

For the third year in a row, brothers from the New Jersey 
Gamma Chapter have assisted the local Rotary Club in 
Chatham, New Jersey in their annual fund raiser. They 
delivered over eight tons of kitty litter, which is used as ballast 
for the Christmas Luminaria kits that were sold. Their efforts 
have helped the Rotary Club generate over $10,000 a year for 
charity, including local needs and efforts by Rotary 
International to eliminate Polio from the world. 

34 The Journal of Sigma Phi Epsilon 

Brothers pitch in to construct the gingerbread 
house. Left to right: Nicholas J. Walker, '05, 
Anthony P. Ferrara, '05, Brett P. Morris 
'05, Christopher H. Meddock, '06, Matthew 
E. Wopschall, '04, Sean P. Whalen, '05, 
John Basomsy '05, Kyle PhillipSy '04, and 
Doug Quintero '04. 

Southern California 

Every year the Cal Beta Chapter hosts its Parents Tree- 
trimming party. The chapter invite parents, relatives, and 
alumni to help decorate the chapter house with garlands, 
holiday lights and other ornaments. The highlight of the 
evening is the con- ^ 

struction of a ginger- 
bread house. Each 
year all of the SigEp 
brothers contribute 
to building this 
house, which is 
donated to the 
Children's Ortho- 
pedic Hospital near 
campus. Cal Beta is 
pleased to report that 
this year's ginger- 
bread house was one 
of the largest in past 
years, and really was 
a highlight for the 
children in the 

South Dakota State 

Several members of the South Dakota Alpha Chapter had 
the opportunity to march in the "Grand Daddy of Them All!" 
the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year's Day. The 
prestigious 380-member "Pride of the Dakotas" Marching 

Band from South Dakota State 
University was invited to the 
parade. SigEp has always had a 
significant number of brothers in 
the band, which is the most 
recognized student group on 

Adam J. Lewis, '04, Kevin J. Meier, '03, 
Brett A. Friedman, '03, Grant P. Rix, 
'06, Luke B. Snyder, '02, JeJJrey C. 
Nolz, '03, and Jeremy M. Small, '06, are 
alia part of the South Dakota State 
marching band. 


The year 2002 will be remembered for a long time at 
Louisiana Alpha. At the Greek Life Banquet, SigEp walked 
away with awards for the best new member education pro- 
gram and the most hours of community service. The chapter 
was the All-Sports Champs for 2002, and has its sights set on 
a repeat performance for 2003. In the fall, they were victors in 
two out of three IFC sports with wins in flag football and 
volleyball. Six brothers are involved in Student Government, 
with Sufyan S. Sohel, '04, Brockton B. Bosson, '03, and 
Peter J. Gauthier, '04, holding executive board positions and 
Justin S. Steinschriber, '03, as President. Steven D. Wood, 
'04, and Stephen D. Nelson, '05, are Senators. 

Phi Beta Kappa Wheelhouse: Springs 2002 

31 in the Wheelhouse - A Record! Stanford's average reaches the Phi Beta Kappa 
3.5 standard, congratulations California Pi! 

For the spring 2002 semester/ quarter 194 out of 259 chapters reported their grades. There are a record 31 
chapters in the Phi Beta Kappa Wheelhouse^ which is eight more than the spring of 2001 and 13 more than 
the spring of 2000. Of the 31 chapters with a 3. 15 GPA or higher^ 12 are first in academics on their campus. 
The Grand Chapter Grade Point Average is a 2.88 versus a 2.86 fiom the spring of 2001 and a 2.84 from the 
spring of 2000. Sigma Phi Epsilon is inexorably on its way to a 3.0 national GPA! 

College / University 


College / University 




St. Louis U 









North Dakota* 








George Washington 







Miami (Ohio)* 


Miami (Florida) 









Southern Methodist 



Kentucky Wesleyan* 

Washington in St. 



* These chapters are 



one among fraternities on their campus. 




SigEp 's founding chapter has amended its chapter 
bylaws and sets high recruitment standards for members 
to achieve its high scholarship. Chapter members must 
maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA or they are placed on 
academic probation. As part of the probation, members 
meet with the standards board and create an academic 
plan for the semester, which includes identifying 
detrimental habits and establishing a high GPA goal. 
Then members meet with the standards board weekly to 

evaluate progress. Potential recruits must have a 2.8 GPA 
to receive a bid and only two exemptions are allowed per 
semester. No one is invited to join Virginia Alpha if they 
have below a 2.6 GPA. The chapter also awards 
scholarships to its members based on their performance 
in the classroom. Scholarships are awarded to brothers for 
academic excellence and academic achievement. These 
one-time scholarships are a source of motivation for the 
brothers of Virginia Alpha to do well. 


The Journal of Sigma Phi Epsilon 3 5 

Chapter News 


Expansion Update 

Yale SigEps and the ladies of Kappa Alpha 
Theta study European art, African 
sculptures, contemporary art, decorative art 
and ancient Greek, Roman and Etruscan art 
during their private tour of the museum. 

Montana State SigEps and 
their dates practice their 
etiquette skills over a fine meal. 

This year has been 
a busy one for SigEp's 
expansion program. 
With new chapters at 
Alaska- Anchorage, 
Florida Gulf Coast, 
Montana State, and 
Yale, SigEp continues 
to establish chapters at 
the premier institutions 
across the country The men recruited into SigEp during these 
expansions are the very best on campus and are learning about 
the Balanced Man Ideal through fun and creative events. For 
example, the men at Montana State had an etiquette dinner at 
one of the local restaurants. The men of Yale teamed up with 
the ladies of Kappa Alpha Theta to tour the Yale University 
Art Gallery, the oldest college art museum in the Western 
Hemisphere. These chapters are programming events that are 
cost effective and unique. No other organizations on campus 
do that. / 

Upcoming Chapter 

West Virginia - West Virginia Beta is celebrating its 
centennial on March 29, 2003. For more information, contact 
Chapter President Philip J. DeBiasi, West Virginia '03, via 


Southern Mississippi - Mississippi Gamma is celebrating 
50 years on April 12, 2003. For more information, contact 
Vice President of Communications Daniel A. Myers, 
Southern Mississippi '05, via e-mail 
msgammasigep669@hotmail. com. J 

Our Very Own Frat Boys 

Chapters that do not live up to the ideals of Sigma Phi 
Epsilon, bring dishonor and disgrace to our name. Their 
actions suffocate the chapter. The Journal of Sigma Phi 
Epsilon reports these stories to inform its readers and to 
show that actions have consequences and frat-boy actions 
carry the ultimate consequences. 

Wake Forest University 

Prior to the court date in October, the Alumni 
Advisory Council concluded its membership review 
and found a chapter culture that was in need of 
change. The undergraduates were not committed to 
the membership development of the Balanced Man 
Program, and alcohol was the focus of their 
brotherhood. From time to time, all chapters and 
brothers stray from the path, but the AAC quickly 
learned that no one in the North Carolina Zeta 
chapter was committed to changing their behavior. In 
the end, the chapter, if left to rebuild, would revert 
back to old habits, likely to trigger another incident. 
For the betterment of Sigma Phi Epsilon, the AAC 
removed everyone in the chapter. Wake Forest 
University supported our efforts during this difficult 
period. The volunteers. Headquarters staff and the 
university are discussing the best return date. 

Arizona State 

This 100-man chapter was placed on probation 
with the school for numerous risk management 
violations, fighting with neighboring fraternities, and 
allegations of hazing. During this probation period, a 
pornography company videotaped members of the 
chapter as part of a sex-scavenger hunt. Three other 
fraternities on campus were also indicted. The 
Headquarters staff learned of the incident after the 
video was released and closed the chapter. A frat-boy 
culture could no longer be tolerated. A return to 
campus is scheduled in the fall of 2004. 

St. Joseph's University 

New members went on a trip to Ocean City, New 
Jersey where Ocean City police cited individuals with 
indecent exposure and destruction of public property. 
The university and SigEp have imposed sanctions on 
the chapter to assure a positive culture develops in the 
future. Volunteers and the Headquarters staff are 
working closely with the chapter to determine its 

36 The Journal of Sigma Phi Epsilon 


Alumni News 


Hedayat Heals With Comedy 

"Television is the reason there is hatred between Middle 
Eastern people and Americans. See, in the Middle East, we 
have shows that make Americans look bad... shows like Cops 
and Jerry Springer and you have shows here in the States that 
make us look bad... shows like... the news," jokes stand-up 
__ comic Sherif A. Hedayat, Wright 

^^^^^^^ State '98. For him comedy is a way to 

^B^^^B portray his heritage in a positive light. 

1 _ S His jokes are universal which makes it 

^ " ^^ easy for his audience to relate to him 

I ^ and Arab- Americans at-large. In early 

' ^^ November, Sherif was part of the first 

I ^^!~^ ^^M all-Arab-American comedy show on 
^mL ^^H the East Coast. CNN and the BBC 
^^^^^^ ^^^^^ were on hand to tape the event, which 
took place at the New York Comedy Club. Originally 
scheduled as one show, Sherif and the other comedians 
performed twice to sold-out audiences. In the wake of this 
successful comedy show, Sherif is busy planning an all-Arab- 
American comedy tour for the summer of 2003 and hopes 
that one day Hollywood will develop a sitcom based on the 
material on the tour. Sherif first began his career as a stand-up 
comic six years ago when he was an undergraduate at Wright 
State University. He credits SigEp in developing his outgoing 
personality, which led to getting him onstage at the Joker's 
Comedy Club in Dayton, Ohio. 

Pilot Elected Lt. Governor 

In early January, Brian E. Dubie, Vermont '82, was 

sworn in as Lieutenant Governor for the State of Vermont. In 
addition to a large family presence, many of his Vermont 
Gamma Chapter brothers attended the inauguration. The 
Fraternity had a great impact on Brian's life, and he 
considered his time and experience as a SigEp to be a 
cornerstone that has led to success. 

While a student at UVM, Brian joined the Vermont Air 
National Guard. Upon graduation, he was trained by the US 
Air Force and logged more than 2,500 hours in several fighter 
aircraft, where he rose to the rank of 
Lieutenant Colonel. In 1988, he 
joined American Airlines, where he is 

a Captain, flying the MD-80 aircraft. 
\^L ^•^^ He is currently an Emergency 

^^Bk ^^.^B Preparedness Officer in the National 

^^^Bl JKS^L Security Emergency Preparedness 

^^PIsM v-"lHEral Agency. Serving in that role, he 
^^HnlH i am f^-. earned a Meritorious Service Medal, 
First Oak Cluster, for his actions in 
New York on Sept. 1 1 , 200 1 . He is 
currently a Colonel in the Air Force Reserve. 

Brian was the keynote speaker during his chapter's 
rechartering banquet held on November 16, 2002. 

Dubie giving his 
inauguration address. 

Hawkeyes Player, Coach, and 

For the past 17 years, fans of 
Iowa Hawkeyes Basketball 
recognize the face of Brother 
Walter D. "Mac" McCausland, 
Iowa '68. Mac is the color com- 
mentator for televised Iowa games 
and one of the most recognized 
alumni of the Iowa program. His 
experience with the team goes 
back to his undergraduate days 
when he was guard. While in graduate school for insurance, 
he tried his hand at coaching as an assistant. In 1982 a Des 
Moines, Iowa radio station needed a color man, and the coach 
at the time recommended Mac. He covered the games when 
his son Kent became the leading three-point shooter at Iowa 
as a guard in the '90s. Throughout all of the thrilling 
moments, including the 1986 game between number one 
Indiana and the number two Hawkeyes, Mac says he values 
the relationships with players, fans, coaches, and colleagues 
the most. As a commentator, Mac has worked with college 
basketball luminaries like Dick Bennett, Tom Izzo, and Bobby 
Knight, and traveled to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico to 
cover games. 

Greek Life Icon Recognized 
by Alma Mater 

During the North-American Interfraternity Conference/ 
Association of Fraternity Advisors Annual Meeting, Bowling 
Green State University awarded its first-ever Spirit of Greek 

BGSU Award to 
alumnus Dr. Charles 
G. "Chuck" Eberly, 
Bowling Green '63. 
Eberly has left a 
lasting impact on the 
world of higher 
education in many 
ways. His research on 
Greek life, a rarely 
researched topic, is 
perhaps the most 
notable. He is 
Professor of 
Counseling and 
Student Development 
at Eastern Illinois 


Left to right: Past Grand President Gary E. 

Griffith, Texas '70; Charles G. Eberly, 

Bowling Green '63; Carlton Schooley, 

Bowling Green '63; Grand President 

Edward H. Hammond, Emporia State '66; 

and Executive Director Craig D. Templeton, 

Kansas '81. 

University, where a number of his students have gone on to 

leadership roles within higher education and Greek life. 

Eberly was instrumental in the founding and continued 

growth of the Illinois Nu Chapter at Eastern Illinois. 

The Journal of Sigma Phi Epsilon 37 



Adios Flophouses! 

This year, 15,000 young men across the country will 
become better people because of the concern, caring, and cash 
contributed by their brothers, their families, and their friends. 

2,500 will spend an intense weekend of training seminars 
on leadership and management skills. 

1,600 new members will join 
together to learn the real SigEp and the 
real Fraternity. 

1,000 will travel to San Antonio, 
Texas for an intense four days of 
legislative sessions that have historically 
raised the bar for today's fraternity and 
reinforced the true meaning of 

120 will give up a week of their 
summer vacation to volunteer for the 
Ruck Leadership Institute and the 
chance to become the leaders 
of tomorrow. 

And 14 will journey to Greece to 
discover their roots and the inspiration 
for all that is important in their lives. 

You make that happen. 

That's right, you. 

Undergraduates learn how to enhance chapter operations during a break-out session at the Carlson Leadership Academies. 

Experiential Learning is a key component of Sigma Phi 
Epsilons New Member Camp experience. 

As a volunteer... as a contributor to the Sigma Phi Epsilon 
Educational Foundation... your gifts of money and time 
move mountains. 

College kids are college kids, but our college kids are 
different. They're SigEps. 

And they're different because 
of you. 

Across the country, university 
administrators are watching in 
amazement as our chapter houses 
remove their bars and party rooms, and 
replace them with learning labs, study 
rooms, and offices for faculty fellows. 
The transition from "frat house" to 
Residential Learning Community is 
earthshaking and heartwarming. 

Hundreds of young brothers will 
learn what it means to live in a true 
fraternity house and not a flophouse. 

Hundreds more will be able to stay 
in school because of the $300,000 in 
scholarship funds awarded by your Sigma Phi Epsilon 
Educational Foundation. 

38 The Journal of Sigma Phi Epsilon 


Our donor guidelines now make it possible for 
you to donate to a specific program that you 
believe in and want to support as indicated below: 

New Member Camps 

The Carlson Leadership Academies 

The Ruck Leadership Institute 

The Balanced Man Quest To Greece 

Residential Learning Communities 


It's easy to do. ..use the envelope in this Journal and 
note on your check the program you are supporting. 
Your gift is tax deductible. 

And thousands will benefit from the overall SigEp 
experience of learning to live a balanced life. 

That experience is only possible because of the generosity 
of you and your fellow SigEp alumni. 

Scholarships, leadership seminars, courses on drug and 
alcohol abuse, programs on date rape, study habits, etiquette, 
respect for self and others... are only possible because of the 
funds donated to your Foundation. 

The next issue of The Journal will recognize our 2002 
donors, report on the success of our existing programs, and 
spotlight areas for growth. 

We hope that you are included in that recognition, and if 
not, that you will be motivated by what is happening in our 
Fraternity to become a donor and be recognized in next 
year's report. 

We hope that you share in the pride of our 2002 
accomplishments and look forward to 2003. 

Your money goes where you want it to go. Thousands of 
Foundation supporters have been able to designate funds 
directly to those programs that speak to them, that they 
believe in, and produce the results they trust. 

All of these programs are successful. But they all need 
to grow. 

Small group discussions reinforce the lessons of leadership at the 2002 Ruck 
Leadership Institute. 

Scott S. Hughesy Baker '03, running in the Athens Olympic Stadium, site of 
the first Olympiad in 1896. 

At any one time there are 15,000 
SigEps on campus who need your help. 
All of them are ready, willing, and 
hungry to learn, and grow, to broaden 
their horizons, and improve their lives. 

2002 has been a great year. 

In 2003, our goal is to go even 
further, to raise the bar even higher, 
to continue to lead the way. 

We need you to make that happen. 


The Journal of Sigma Phi Epsilon 39 

Chapter Contact List 



Alabama Alpha - Auburn 

John Hedrick President 


hedrijh @auburn. edu 

Gregory Carroll VP Recruitment 


carrogs@auburn. edu 

John Cottier Chapter Counselor 

cottijiv@mail.auburn. edu 

Alabama Beta - Alabama 
Mark Cook President 

Alabama Gamma - Samford 
Joseph Cheka President 
jscheka @samford. edu 
Andrew Pohl Chapter Counselor 
awpohl@bww. com 

Alabama Epsilon - Auburn- 
Joshua Blackwell President 
joshblackivell64@yahoo. com 
Alton Storm VP Recruitment 
sigep05@hotmail. com 

Alabama Zeta - Huntingdon 

Jarret Layson President 

j lay so n@hun tingdo n . edu 

Richard Sforzini VP Recruitment 


hsforzini@huntingdon. edu 

Joel Brelsford Chapter Counselor 

joel@lwtkbk. com 

Alabama Theta - Jacksonville 


Kenny Reighard President 


Michael Rhodes Chapter Counselor 

mrhodes@southernco. com 

Henry Knight VP Recruitment 

henryknight@yahoo. com 

Alaska Alpha - Alaska-Fairbanks 

Michael Molnia President 

mimolina@hotmail. com 

Kenton Hanscom VP Recruitment 

Ian Olson Chapter Counselor 

fnino @aurora. 

Alaska - Anchorage SEC 
Nicholas Hosford President 
Christopher Limb VP Recruitment 
recruitment@sigepuaa. org 
Larry Ross Chapter Counselor 

Arizona Beta - Arizona 
Jeffrey Latier President 
jclatier@u.arizona. edu 
Benjamin Abt VP Recruitment 
ben:ito89@hotmail. com 

Northern Arizona SEC 

Eric VonBergen VP Recruitment 
kidxblast@aol. com 
Herbert Bullock 

Chapter Counselor 

Arkansas Alpha - Arkansas 
James Quick President 
jaquick@comp. uark. edu 
James Lowery VP Recruitment 
jdloiver@comp. uark. edu 
Phillip McKnight 
Chapter Counselor 
jpnckni@cox-internet. com 

Arkansas Beta - Henderson State 

Allen Wells President 
allenwells27@yahoo. com 
Jason Smith Chapter Counselor 
j_anthony2000@yahoo. com 

Arkansas Epsilon - Arkansas Tech 
Aaron Hogan President 
hogan468@hotmail. com 
Jayme Smith VP Recruitment 
stu08454@mail. atu. edu 

Arkansas Zeta - Central Arkansas 

Wesley Bilon President 


ivbilon @yahoo. com 

Joseph Norsworthy 

VP Recruitment 

jnorswor@yahoo. com 

Gary Huff Chapter Counselor 

California Theta - Sacramento 


Joseph Patterson President 


joe@sigepcsus. com 

Jeffrey Schnoebelen 

VP Recruitment 


rooster6_1999@yahoo. com 

California Mu - Cal Poly-Pomona 

Jeffrey Schultz President 


SigEpJWS@aol. com 

Brad Sizemore VP Recruitment 


bsizemore@earthlink. net 

Gregory Hohn Chapter Counselor 

ghoh @chevron. com 

California Omicron - UCLA 

Scott Morris President 


scottym 1 01 @aol. com 

Matthew Ontell VP Recruitment 


mattontel@hotmail. com 

David Britz Chapter Counselor 

dbritz@stiletto-vox. com 

California Pi - Stanford 

Daniel Pong President 


nelfong@stanford. edu 

Eric Chan Chapter Counselor 

California Beta - Southern 


Christopher Wentworth President 


wentwort@usc. edu 

Brian Rosenblatt VP Recruitment 


BassxJazz@aol. com 

California Gamma - California- 
Santa Barbara 
G. Paul Moreno President 
agent_moreno @hotmail. com 
Jeffrey Barnett VP Recruitment 
jbarnett@umail. ucsb. edu 

California Zeta - Long Beach 


Robert Hornbeck President 

taiji70@aol. com 

Sean Magee VP Recruitment 


California Eta - California Davis 

Jacob Suski President 


jrsuski@ucdavis. edu 

Fred Steingraf Chapter Counselor 

fsteingraf@goldrivermills. com 

California Rho - California-San 

Steven Togami President 


stogami@ucsd. edu 

Mack Shekaresthan 

VP Recruitment 


sshekare@ucsd. edu 

John Grotty Chapter Counselor 

crotty@hotmail. com 

California Sigma - Cal State- 


Antonio Shaw President 


Jesse Teel VP Recruitment 


jessman721 @aol. com 

Gabriel Castillo Chapter Counselor 

sigep 1 78 @aol. com 

California Tau - Cal Poly San 
Luis Obispo 

Mike Geenen President 
mgeenen @calpoly. edu 
Kenneth Relethford 
VP Recruitment 
krelethf@calpoly. edu 
Columbus Johnson 
Chapter Counselor 
ciscojohnson @yahoo. com 

California Upsilon - Cal State San 


Marco Loaiza President 


costaricanb@yahoo. com 

Nicholas Perez VP Recruitment 


wresteasyl 19@aol. com 

Geoffrey Bonney 

Chapter Counselor 

gbonney@rbsarch . com 

California Phi - Fresno State 

Matthew Green President 
559- 226-2892 
spetilidieOO@hotmail. com 
Colin Lewis VP Recruitment 
californeon @hotmail. com 
Thomas Weil Chapter Counselor 

California Chi - Loyola 


Scott Thomas President 


madramot@ email, com 

Matthew Blackmore 

VP Recruitment 


David Escobar Chapter Counselor 

descobart@hotmail. com 

California Psi - Pepperdine 

Kevin Gififord President 


Kevin. Gifford@pepperdine. edu 

Philip Patlan VP Recruitment 


Philip. Patlan @pepperdine. edu 

Andrew Cruz Chapter Counselor 

andrew. cruz@pepperdine. edu 

California Omega - Cal State- 

Travis Clausen President 


dragoontc@aol. com 

Jeffrey Hayden VP Recruitment 


Hoss_34@yahoo. com 

Shawn Ghotbi Chapter Counselor 

californeon @hotmail. com 

California Beta Alpha - 


John Mavros President 


johnmavros @yahoo. com 

Bryce Gilleland VP Recruitment 

bighaichi@hotmail. com 

Timothy Lin Chapter Counselor 

speedmarque@hotmail. com 

California Beta Beta - San Diego 

William Rochfort President 


roach _1 3 @hotmail. com 

Christopher Hufnagle 

VP Recruitment 


hufnagel@sandiego. edu 

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San Diego State SEC 

Todd Costa President 


tcosta @sandiego. edu 

Kyle Rector VP Recruitment 

krector760@hotmail. com 

Alexander Kim Chapter Counselor 

akim @san. rr com 

Colorado Gamma - Colorado 


Jeremy Lopez President 

lopez2_0@yahoo. com 

William Huntsman 

VP Recruitment 

charlesx7@hotmail com 

Bryan Harmsen Chapter Counselor 

bryan_harmsen @hotmail. com 

Colorado Delta - Colorado 

School of Mines 

Andrew Ritter President 


aritter@mines. edu 

Jordan Self VP Recruitment 

jself@mines. edu 

Arthur Biddle Chapter Counselor 

A TBiddle @aol com 

Colorado SEC 

Jeffrey Allinson VP Recruitment 
jejfrey.allinson @colorado. edu 
Matthew Means 

Chapter Counselor 
sigepl @hotmail. com 

Connecticut Alpha - Connecticut 
Stephen Ciocca President 
stevenlciocca @aol. com 
Christopher Albert 

Chapter Counselor 

Yale SEC 

Brian Korchin President 


brian. korchin @yale. edu 

Jacob Mullins VP Recruitment 

Jacob. mullins@y ale. edu 

A. Sharon Chapter Counselor 

carl. Sharon @yale. edu 

D.C. Alpha - George Washington 

Joshua Greenbaum President 
joshbg@gwu. edu 
Frederick Fackelmayer 

VP Recruitment 


freddief@gwu. edu 

Paul Chabot Chapter Counselor 

chabot@worldnet.att. net 

Florida Alpha - Florida 

James Morgan President 


jwmorgan @ufl. edu 

Bryson Ridgway VP Recruitment 

brys)n7@aol. com 

Richard Huff Chapter Counselor 

GA TORFRCE@aol com 

Florida Beta - Stetson 
Jason Williams President 
slowhand27@aol. com 

Collier Black VP Recruitment 


cblack @stetson. edu 

Douglas Gantt Chapter Counselor 

Florida Gamma - Miami 
Felix Siman President 

Feli3amg@aol. com 

Daniel Milian VP Recruitment 


bamxskippy@aol. com 

Tomas Biriel Chapter Counselor 

manziere @aol. com 

Florida Epsilon - Florida State 

Martin Mitchell President 
Marty M33 @aol. com 
Steven Turk VP Recruitment 
youngturkl 82 @aol. com 

Florida Theta - Jacksonville 

Kevin Vucinich President 
Andrew Reinstatler 

VP Recruitment 
a_reinstatler@hotmail. com 
Jason Smith Chapter Counselor 
jsmith @pvresorts. com 

Florida Iota - South Florida 

R. Dale Hunter President 


rhunte3 @tampabay. rr. com 

Robert Menefee VP Recruitment 



Justin Ostow VP Recruitment 


gotlfsh @aol. com 

Florida Mu - Central Florida 

Ernest Lance President 


Kevin Hull VP Recruitment 

susitup @hotamil. com 

Philip Nanus Chapter Counselor 

phil. nanus @veritas. com 

Florida Nu - Florida 
Michael Godoy President 
godoy866@yahoo. com 
Charles Andrews 
Chapter Counselor 
andrewsc@ftu. edu 

Florida Xi - Florida Atlantic 

Nathan Custodio President 


socerguyNS @aol. com 

Cooper Brownell VP Recruitment 


SigEp Coop @netzero. net 

David Haycock Chapter Counselor 

dj haycock 13 @yahoo. com 

Florida Gulf Coast SEC 

Kevin Price President 

sigepfgcu @aol. com 

Nathan Touchette VP Recruitment 

Nmtouche@eagle.fgcu. edu 

Stanley Perchan Chapter Counselor 

sperchan @fgcu. edu 

Georgia Alpha - Georgia Tech 

Erik Norrell President 


gte764u @prism.gatech. edu 

Ryan McLellan VP Recruitment 


Georgia Delta - Georgia 

Vincent Lotti President 


VLotti55 @aol. com 

Jonathan Shivers VP Recruitment 


shivers @arches. uga. edu 

Victor Wilson Chapter Counselor 

vwilson @arches. uga. edu 

Georgia Epsilon - Georgia 


Jonathan Farrar President 


jfarrar@gasou. edu 

David Ramsey VP Recruitment 


Idaho SEC 

Joshua Dean President 

208- 883-8988 

jdean82 @hotmail. com 

Marcus Johnson VP Recruitment 


panamarcus@hotmail. com 

Michael Johnson 

Chapter Counselor 

mikej@spokesman. com 

Illinois Alpha - Illinois 
Adam Hallihan President 


ahalliha @uiuc. edu 

David Lickenbrock 

VP Recruitment 


lickenbr@uiuc. edu 

Lloyd Murphy Chapter Counselor 

Hoy d@tus cola, net 

Illinois Beta - Illinois 

Institute of Technology 

Thomas Mendez President 


mendtho @iit. edu 

Kendall Bush Chapter Counselor 

Illinois Gamma - Monmouth 

Joseph Pater President 

jpater@monm. edu 

Ryne Sherman VP Recruitment 


rsherman @monm. edu 

Illinois Delta - Bradley 

James Martin President 


bujmartinS @hotmail. com 

Drew Spencer VP Recruitment 


dspencer@bradley. edu 

Jeffry Spiller Chapter Counselor 

jspiller@hanson-inc. com 

Illinois Epsilon - Northern 


Rocco Martinelli President 


trakal234@cs. com 

Brian Ward VP Recruitment 


wardstock@msn. com 

Carl Wesender Chapter Counselor 
wesender@aol. com 

Illinois Zeta - Illinois State 
Anthony Marzillo President 
Knoblauch? @aol. com 
Brian Radtke VP Recruitment 
briguy510@aol. com 
Norman Rittenhouse 
Chapter Counselor 
norm. rit@verizon. net 

Illinois Eta - Southern Illinois 


Kenneth Shepard President 


kenshepard450@yahoo. com 

John Ogrzewalla VP Recruitment 


jogrzew @siue. edu 

William Shedd Chapter Counselor 


Illinois Lambda - Northwestern 
Aaron Gooze President 
a-gooze@northwestern. edu 
Jeffrey Schell VP Recruitment 
j-schell@northivestern. edu 
Mark Goldman Chapter Counselor 
mark.goldman @citigate-chi. com 

Illinois Mu - Chicago 

Nicholas Cincotta President 


cincotta@uchicago. edu 

Matthew Graham VP Recruitment 


mgraham @uchicago. edu 

Darin Croft Chapter Counselor 

dacroft@midway. uchicago. edu 

Illinois Nu - Eastern Illinois 

Joseph Mark President 


jrm7755@hotmail. com 

Timothy Sullivan VP Recruitment 


timsully0723 @aol. com 

Shawn Ness Chapter Counselor 

drtnesl @yahoo. com 

DePaul SEC 

Danish Meherally President 

Mike Quaid VP Recruitment 

equaider@yahoo. com 

Neil Hoover Chapter Counselor 

neil. hoover@ohio. edu 

Indiana Alpha - Purdue 
Brice Clinton President 
765-743-9003 ext 205 
din tonb@pu rdu 
Stephen Bryan VP Recruitment 
765-743-9003 ext. 294 
sbryan @purdue. edu 
Brad Henderson 
Chapter Counselor 
bhenderson @kirbyrisk. com 

Indiana Gamma - Ball State 

William Sills President 


Paul Ashley Chapter Counselor 

paul_Ashley@cambellsoup. com 

Indiana Delta - Indiana State 

Thomas Ragan President 


netblastr@aol. com 

Korey Budd VP Recruitment 


Indiana Epsilon - Evansville 

Randy Scherer President 


rs75 @ evansville. edu 

Bradley Kempf VP Recruitment 


bk43 @evansville. edu 

Christopher Shellhaas 

Chapter Counselor 

chris @crawforddoorsales. com 

Indiana Zeta - Valparaiso 

Bradford Brown President 


brad, brown @valpo. edu 

Michael Nevergall VP Recruitment 


mike. nevergall@valpo. edu 

David Gring Chapter Counselor 

spoonyg72@aol com 

Indiana Eta - Indiana Institute of 

Adam Greb President 

adamgreb @hotmail com 

Reid Hochstedler VP Recruitment 

reidhoch @yahoo. com 

Christopher Dickson 

Chapter Counselor 

Dickson @indtech. edu 

Indiana Theta - Tri-State 
Robert Rice President 
bigbadbad73 @aol. com 
John Young VP Recruitment 
jmyoung@tristate. edu 
William Stockberger 
Chapter Counselor 
stockbergeb @tristate. edu 

Indiana Kappa - Indiana 
University Purdue Fort Wayne 

Cody Whitehouse President 


KHiiDREN@aol com 

Matthew Lazoff VP Recruitment 


Crazy laz65 @aol. com 

Tony Laux Chapter Counselor 

Jringo44@aol com 

Iowa Beta - Iowa State 

James D 'Alexander President 


jdalex @iastate. edu 

Philip Emanuel VP Recruitment 


pemanuel@iastate. edu 

Andrew Piester Chapter Counselor 

andrew.piester@goodrich . com 

Iowa Gamma - Iowa 

J. Scott Spayd President 
319-338-5747 ext. 108 
]ames_spayd@uiowa. edu 
Benjamin Weston VP Recruitment 
319-338-5747 ext. 117 
Ben] am 1 1 @aol. com 


Iowa Delta - Drake 

Gavin Daly President 


Steven Sandie VP Recruitment 

515-279-0950 ext. 260 

sjs006@ drake, edu 

Lance Becker Chapter Counselor 

judgeito @hotmail. com 

Iowa Theta - Northern Iowa 

Aaron Dejong President 

Corey Jansen VP Recruitment 

jansen21 @uni. edu 

Shawn Huyser Chapter Counselor 

shawn @mudd. com 

Kansas Alpha - Baker 

Martin Updike President 


Updike _m @bakeru. edu 

Benjamin Harp VP Recruitment 


harpjb @bakeru. edu 

Jeremy Presley Chapter Counselor 

presley03 @hotmail. com 

Kansas Beta - Kansas State 
James Franko President 
785-539-2387 ext. 120 
jfranko007@hotmail. com 
Jeremy Sandall VP Recruitment 
D. Todd Donavan 
Chapter Counselor 
tdonavan @ksu. edu 

Kansas Gamma - Kansas 

George Howes President 


Matthew Smith VP Recruitment 


msmithOl @ku. edu 

Kansas Delta - Washburn 

William Robertson President 


sigeprho @yahoo. com 

Scott Maley VP Recruitment 


scottdmaley @yahoo. com 

Loran Smith Chapter Counselor 

zzsmit@washburn. edu 

Kansas Epsilon - Emporia State 

Daniel Hoelter President 


GQ190@yahoo. com 

Tyler Wray VP Recruitment 


twraycc@hotmail. com 

Michael Gulp Chapter Counselor 

mmculp @msn. com 

Kansas Eta - Witchita State 

Brian Wilson President 


sigep_775 @hotmail. com 

Michael Hattrup VP Recruitment 


mjoattrup @hotmail. com 

Aaron Hamilton 

Chapter Counselor 

hammy643 @aol. com 

Kansas Theta - Pittsburg State 

Jeremy Lasseter President 


mrfun_jd@hotmail com 

Thomas Weathers VP Recruitment 


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Kentucky Alpha - Kentucky 
Ryan Russell President 
Ryaner82 @hotmail. com 
William Maloney 

Chapter Counselor 
maloney @engr. uky. edu 

Kentucky Beta - Louisville 

Charles Mahoney President 


KYBeta@hotmail. com 

Collin O'Connor VP Recruitment 


woodymanl9@hotmail. com 

J. Adam Kees VP Recruitment 


adamke @kwc. edu 

Raymond Shain Chapter Counselor 

rshain2553 @aol. com 

Kentucky Gamma - Kentucky 


Patrick McKinney President 


patricmc@kwc. edu 

Kentucky Delta - Western 


Clayton Norris President 


Alden Lynch VP Recruitment 


lyn chwa@wku. edu 

John Yeric Chapter Counselor 

Kentucky Epsilon - Murray State 

C. Johnathan Luttrell President 


charles. luttrell@murray state, edu 

C. Ryan Shelton VP Recruitment 


cr_shelton @hotmail. com 

WiUiam McKeel 

Chapter Counselor 

william.mckeel@murraystate. edu 

Kentucky Zeta - Morehead State 
Bernal Atkins President 
thefranchize84@hotmail. com 
Brandon Green VP Recruitment 
thajbean @hotmail. com 
Gary Adkins Chapter Counselor 
hia. net 

Louisiana Alpha - Tulane 

Peter Gauthier President 


pgauthil @tulane. edu 

Jonathan Wouters VP Recruitment 


j wouters @tulane. edu 

Louisiana Beta - Louisiana State 

Christopher Hudson President 

cghud@hotmail. com 

John Golson VP Recruitment 


John Allen Chapter Counselor 

jkallen27@aol. com 

Louisiana Gamma - Loyola 

Aaron Christoff President 


stoff2you @yahoo. com 

Rory Casey VP Recruitment 


rm casey @loyn o. edu 

Michael Deeb Chapter Counselor 

mike_deeb@fmi. com 

Louisiana Delta - Louisiana- 

Jesse Hartle President 
sigep63 @hotmail. com 
Landon Hughes VP Recruitment 
piclass @hotmail. com 

Maine Alpha - Maine 
Gregory Sinnett President 
gregory.sinnett@umit. maine. edu 
Andrew Barter VP Recruitment 
207-866-7755 ext. 327 
andrew. barter@umit. maine. edu 

Maryland Alpha - Johns Hopkins 

William Six President 


Thomas Sharkey VP Recruitment 


Johnson Garrett Chapter Counselor 


Maryland Delta - McDaniel 
Mark Denis President 
Pico579@davidfincher. net 
Mike Pitsikoulis VP Recruitment 
TheGreekNinja @aol. com 
Charles Neal Chapter Counselor 
cneal@wmdc. edu 

Maryland SEC 

Michael Nager President 


ShaggyDool @aol. com 

Jonathan Barley VP Recruitment 


Brent Lorenz Chapter Counselor 

brent. lorenz@windriver. com 

Massachusetts Alpha - 


John Tsiskakis President 


zeus0507@aol. com 

Anthony Mugford VP Recruitment 


mugz4d@hotmail. com 

Massachusetts Beta - Worchester 

Marc McGurl President 
m m cgu rl@wp i. edu 
Jay Brown VP Recruitment 
508-752-2307 ext. 25 
jwbrown @wpi. edu 

Massachusetts Delta - MIT 

William Fournier President 

617-536-1300 ext. 153 

pugnax@mit. edu 

Rupesh Kanthan VP Recruitment 

617-536-1300 ext. 132 

rkanthan @mit. edu 

Eddie Chin Chapter Counselor 

echin @sigepnyd. com 

Massachusetts Zeta - Tufts 

Bryce Petruccelli President 

B ryce. Petru ccelli @ tufts, edu 

Allon Bloch VP Recruitment 

allon. bloch @tufts. edu 

Evan Berenson Chapter Counselor 

evanberenson @hotmail. com 

Massachusetts Eta - Northeastern 
Paul Head President 
cabeza21 @aol. com 
Frank Giampa VP Recruitment 
Kevin Guzman Chapter Counselor 
. neu. edu 

Massachusetts Theta - Babson 

Michael Noe President 


Mark Waiting VP Recruitment 


mwaitinz@babson. edu 

Michigan Alpha - Michigan 
Kenneth Gillig President 

Matthew Viaches VP Recruitment 
mviaches@umich . edu 
Peter Hasenkamp 

Chapter Counselor 

pah @alumni. 

Michigan Beta - Western 


Daniel Vella President 


danielmvellaii@hotmail com 

Julian Bottner VP Recruitment 


R. Andrew Bowland 

Chapter Counselor 

andy_bowland@hotmail. com 

Michigan Delta - Detroit 

Bryan Grider President 


discusmaster@hotmail. com 

Christopher Nowak 

VP Recruitment 


nowakch @students. udmercy. edu 

Anthony Weakland 

Chapter Counselor 

basementcuts@hotmail com 

Michigan Epsilon - Michigan 


Douglas Bingham President 


bingham9@msu. edu 

John Bunbury VP Recruitment 


Michael Rishell Chapter Counselor 

Michigan Zeta - Ferris State 

Michael Stonik President 


farguyl 12@aol. com 

Casey Kerr VP Recruitment 


stubs_84@yahoo. com 

Michigan Eta - Michigan Tech 

Alexis Lee President 

906-482-0375 ext. 34 

Elijah Fry VP Recruitment 

906-482-0375 ext. 39 

Michigan Theta - Lawrence 


Benjamin Templeton President 

sigepsbbj@hotmail. com 

Joseph Emery VP Recruitment 


sigepemery@hotmail. com 

Thomas Andreozzi 

Chapter Counselor 

tjasigep @sprynet. com 

Michigan Iota - Northwood 
John Quirk President 
Dealwith84@aol. com 
Noah Cheek VP Recruitment 
William Mulvihill 
Chapter Counselor 
bham bill@aol. com 

Michigan Kappa - Grand Valley 

Aaron Beverwyk President 
beverwya @student.gvsu. edu 
Matthew Regnery VP Recruitment 
m reg042 @student.gvsu. edu 
Robert Drake Chapter Counselor 
Zvsu. edu 

Michigan Lambda - Eastern 


Chad Smith President 


Sigepagent007@hotmail. com 

Josiah Boyer VP Recruitment 


bigjoel45@hotmail com 

Minnesota Alpha - Minnesota 

Brent Decker President 


bwdecker@yahoo. com 

Nicholas Sweery VP Recruitment 


Daniel Czaja Chapter Counselor 

czaja @innovize. com 

Mississippi Alpha - Mississippi 
Daniel White President 

danielawhite812@hotmail. com 
Hunter Slaton VP Recruitment 
William Bunting 
Chapter Counselor 
wbunting@olemiss. edu 

Mississippi Beta - Mississippi 


Ben Butler President 


Ryan Henderson VP Recruitment 


Rick Welch Chapter Counselor 

rick@rickscafte. net 

Mississippi Gamma - Southern 


Charles Cote President 


cmc51 usm @aol com 

Mark Hover VP Recruitment 


mhover82@hotmail com 

Missouri Alpha - Missouri 

David Wolf President 


drwq4ft@mizzou. edu 

Matthew Jenne Chapter Counselor 

Missouri Beta - Washington 

in St. Louis 

Seth Dubner President 


sddubner@artsci. wustl edu 

Matthew Reed VP Recruitment 


mtreed@artsci. wustl edu 

Adam Stoltz Chapter Counselor 

adamstoltzl5@yahoo. com 

Missouri Gamma - Missouri- 


Nathan Branham President 

573-364-8577 ext. 1067 

Ross Kasmann VP Recruitment 

573-364-8577 ext. 1069 

kasmann @um r. edu 

Chuck Berendzen 

Chapter Counselor 

Missouri Zeta - Southeast 
Missouri State 
Mark Phillips President 
markphillipsp @aol. com 
Peter Allen VP Recruitment 
peterallen73 @hotmail com 
Anthony Vincent 
Chapter Counselor 
anthony_vincent@msn. com 

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Missouri Eta - Southwest 

Missouri State 

Daniel Schepers Chapter Counselor 

Missouri Theta - Central 

Jeremy Briggs President 
660-543-8255 ext. 2529 
j briggs 1 1 15@ya.hoo. com 
Joseph Smith VP Recruitment 
660-543-8255 ext. 3206 
heine0069@hotmail. com 

Missouri Kappa - Missouri- 
Kansas City 

Geoffrey Gerling President 


flash gerling@hotmail. com 

David Dececco VP Recruitment 


dade57@umkc. edu 

Robert Martinovic 

Chapter Counselor 

robert.x. martinovic@mail.sprint. com 

Missouri Lambda - Northwest 
Missouri State 
Michael Hickman President 
s217640@mail. nwmissouri. edu 
Matt Symonds Chapter Counselor 
msymond@mail.nwmissoun. edu 

Missouri Mu - Truman State 
Matthew Finke President 

matthew_flinke@hotmail. com 

Daniel Monks VP Recruitment 


dl367@truman. edu 

Roger Festa Chapter Counselor 

Missouri Nu - St. Louis 

James Sarcone President 


sarconej@slu. edu 

Todd Lewis Chapter Counselor 

todd.m.lewis@xo. com 

Montana Alpha - Montana 

Eric Hontz President 


hontze@hotmail. com 

Todd Bergstrom VP Recruitment 


Montana State SEC 
Joshua Johnson President 
j Johnson @montana. edu 
Benjamin Shank 

VP Recruitment 
benjamin21 @earthlink. net 

Nebraska Alpha - Nebraska 
Kyle Arganbright President 
kylearganbright@hotmail. com 
Nicholas Clatterbuck 
VP Recruitment 
Husker599@hotmail. com 
Matthew Hansen 
Chapter Counselor 
mhansel4@bigred. unl. edu 

Nebraska Beta - Nebraska-Omaha 
Cory Butler President 
cbutlerl901 @cox. net 


Kyle Herman VP Recruitment 


kherman @mail. unomaha. edu 

Todd Butterbaugh 

Chapter Counselor 
tbutterbaugh @hotmail. com 

Nebraska Gamma - Nebraska- 

Klinton Holscher President 
holscherkc@unk. edu 
Andrew Linn VP Recruitment 
linnaf@unk. edu 

Nebraska Delta - Creighton 

Terrence Rush President 


terush @creighton. edu 

Timothy O'Shea VP Recruitment 


timoshea @creighton. edu 

Nevada Alpha - Nevada-Reno 

Trevor Kuhn President 

trevork@unr. nevada. edu 

Shaun Almo VP Recruitment 


sigepalmo @hotmail. com 

Andrew Solsvig Chapter Counselor 

asolsvig@hotmail. com 

New Hampshire Alpha - 


R. Patrick Granfield President 

202- 362-5255 

R.Patrick. Granflield@dartmouth. edu 

William Zimmerman 

VP Recruitment 


william. Zimmerman @dartmouth. edu 

New Hampshire Gamma - New 


William Bentley President 


wbentley@cisunix. unh. edu 

New Hampshire Delta - 
Plymouth State 
Joseph Costa President 
j_costa@mail.plymouth. edu 
Brian McGlone VP Recruitment 
b_mcglone@mail.plymouth. edu 

New Jersey Beta - Rutgers 

Gerard Norcia President 

gnor921 @aol. com 

Matthew Kausner VP Recruitment 


kausner@eden. rutgers. edu 

New Jersey Gamma - Seton Hall 

Mark Goldsack President 

goldsama @shu. edu 

Christopher Fuller VP Recruitment 

fullerch @shu. edu 

Paul Bader Chapter Counselor 

Baderl 02 @aol. com 

New Jersey Zeta - Rider 

Christopher Eastlack President 


eastlack2@hotmail. com 

Robert Schulte VP Recruitment 


David Keenan Chapter Counselor 

keenand@rider. edu 

New Mexico Alpha - New Mexico 

Brandon Wells President 


SigEpNM@hotmail. com 

Evan Sterling VP Recruitment 


ewsterling@us. com 

Gerald Pacheco Chapter Counselor 

geraldco aches @aol. com 

New York Beta - Cornell 

Graham Schell President 


gas27@ Cornell, edu 

Maurice Heckscher 

VP Recruitment 

m h229 @co rn ell edu 

Kevin Baradet Chapter Counselor 

kbl5@cornell. edu 

New York Gamma - NYU 
Russell Bailyn President 
rcb220@nyu. edu 
Benjamin Margolis 

VP Recruitment 
Milton Santiago 

Chapter Counselor 
milton.santiago @showtime. net 

New York Delta - Rensselaer 

Adam Schoen President 


Vitek Goyel VP Recruitment 


New York Epsilon - SUNY- 


Jeffrey Licciardi VP Recruitment 


Ronald Sigeti Chapter Counselor 

rjsigeti@hotmail com 

New York Eta - Buffalo State 
Peter Taft President 
716- 886-3346 
Sacmary@ excite, com 
Nino Gralak VP Recruitment 
Nino4life2002 @yahoo. com 
Gary Janas Chapter Counselor 
vedderl @localnet. com 

New York Iota - SUNY-Fredonia 
Paul Deburgomaster President 
716- 672-6147 
Cliff Knickerbocker 

VP Recruitment 
716- 672-6147 
ckmeth22 @hotmail. com 

New York Lambda - Canisus 

Nicholas Gaddi President 

giddy 1204@aol. com 

Michael Imagna Chapter Counselor 

Cigarlvrl @hotmail com 

New York Xi - Rochester 

Michael Kelly President 


mkOl Ok @mail. roch ester, edu 

Eric Rivera VP Recruitment 


er003k. mail rochester. edu 

Donald Cicchino 

Chapter Counselor 

donchic@hotmail com 

New York Pi - SUNY-Oswego 
Jonathan Dawson President 

jdaivson @oswego. edu 

Jason Creedon VP Recruitment 


j creedon @oswego. com 

New York Rho - St. Johns 
David Graziano President 
grazibabes @aol com 
Harvey Castellano 
Chapter Counselor 

New York Phi - Columbia 

Matthew Blasco President 


msbl73 @columbia. edu 

John Beisler Chapter Counselor 

beezler3 @yahoo. com 

New York Chi - Clarkson 

Kate Tessier President 

tessierk@ clarkson. edu 

Michael Pearson VP Recruitment 


pearsomj@clarkson. edu 

Syracuse SEC 

Benjamin Rayland President 
tigerman32 @hotmail com 
Michael Baylis VP Recruitment 

North Carolina Beta - North 

Carolina State 

Park Lineberger President 


prlinebe@unity. ncsu. edu 

Andrew Smith Chapter Counselor 

dsmithccgc@aol com 

North Carolina Gamma - Duke 

Elliot Silver President 


James Ivester VP Recruitment 


North Carolina Delta - North 


David Hord President 


hord@email unc. edu 

Richard Berger VP Recruitment 


Brad Libertore Chapter Counselor 

bradlib @hotmail com 

North Carolina Epsilon - 


Andrew Foerster President 


anfoerster@davidson. edu 

Austin Dienst VP Recruitment 

audienst@davidson. edu 

Franklin Rader 

Chapter Counselor 

wrestlefly@aol. com 

North Carolina Iota - Barton 

Pete Shrock President 


Matthew Todd VP Recruitment 


Bobby Bennett Chapter Counselor 

North Carolina Kappa - East 


John Longley President 


subsoulja @aol com 

John Richardson VP Recruitment 


JTR0607@mail. ecu. edu 

Christopher Gauland 

Chapter Counselor 

North Carolina Xi - Appalachian 


W Neil Stroud President 


ws36944@appstate. edu 

Brian McHugh VP Recruitment 


bm47490@appstate. edu 

Donald Saunders 

Chapter Counselor 


North Carolina Omicron - North 

J. Alexander Davis President 
/ alexanderdavis @att. net 
Donald Harris VP Recruitment 

North Carolina Pi - Western 


Ian Lister President 


il26400@wcu. edu 

Ryan Barnes VP Recruitment 


barneswcu29@yahoo. com 

North Carolina Rho - North 

Carolina- Wilmington 

John Harris President 


Kenneth Helms VP Recruitment 


kbhl957@uncivil edu 

Manley Pridgen Chapter Counselor 

pridgenl @uncivil edu 

North Carolina - Charlotte SEC 

W Bryan Hammond President 


djguyl800@aol com 

James Raven VP Recruitment 


jraven82@aol com 

North Dakota Alpha - North 


Matthew Hillerud President 


got_the_shanks @mac. com 

Kellen Utecht VP Recruitment 


David Tobac Chapter Counselor 


Ohio Alpha - Ohio Northern 

Craig Reffey President 

Nicholas Brown VP Recruitment 
nickbrownl7@hotmail. com 

Ohio Gamma - Ohio State 
Jeremy Carrier President 
carrier. 19@osu. edu 
Scott Phillips VP Recruitment 
phillips. 582 @osu. edu 

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Chapter Contact List 



Donald Stenta Chapter Counselor 

Ohio Epsilon - Ohio Weslyean 

Christopher Vogt President 


chief cv28 @hotmail. com 

Mark Selby VP Recruitment 


selby doggl @aol. com 

Shad Patterson Chapter Counselor 

finadvisor2000@iivon. com 

Ohio Zeta - Baldwin Wallace 

John Petrus President 


James Lautzenheiser 

VP Recruitment 


jlautzen @bw. edu 

David Fago Chapter Counselor 

Ohio Theta - Cincinnati 

Joseph Haverkamp President 


haverkja @email. uc. edu 

Justin Shafer VP Recruitment 


shaferjn @email. uc. edu 

Donald Stiens Chapter Counselor 

stiensdg@ email, uc. edu 

Ohio Iota - Toledo 
Jason Rodriguez President 
jasonmrodriguez@msn. com 
Gregory Wilson VP Recruitment 

Ohio Kappa - Bowling Green 


David Tilton President 

tiltondavid@hotmail. com 

Carlton Schooley 

Chapter Counselor 

schooley@scnc. eriemason. kl2. mi. us 

Ohio Lambda - Kent State 

Jordan Fenton President 


unique lishere@hotmail. com 

Charles McVan VP Recruitment 


cmcvan @kent. edu 

Ohio Xi - Ohio 

David Mathes President 


Derek Eubanks VP Recruitment 


derekeubanks @yahoo. com 

Ohio Pi - Wright State 

Cory Taylor President 


taylor. 84@wright. edu 

Trevor Biggs VP Recruitment 


biggs. 7@wright. edu 

Ohio Rho - Dayton 

Michael Vasu President 


]ucator82@aol. com 

Scott Raymond VP Recruitment 



H. James Bartlet 

Chapter Counselor 

bartlett@checkov. hm. udayton. edu 

Ohio Sigma - Case Western 

Nolan Spencer President 

njs8 @po. civru. edu 

Lukas Johnson VP Recruitment 


lxjl3 @po. cwru. edu 

Michael Tomsic Chapter Counselor 

tomzyk@hotmail. com 

Ohio Tau - Denison 

Andrew Epstein President 
Epstei_A @ denison. edu 
Jeffrey Kling VP Recruitment 
jeff.kling@awl. com 

Miami (Ohio) SEC 

R. Daniel Hannon President 


hannonrd@hotmail. com 

Ryan Skale VP Recruitment 


laxin522 @aol com 

Kenneth Linsley 

Chapter Counselor 

kencrew @hotmail. com 

John Carroll SEC 

Owen Baker President 


obaker@jcu. edu 

Matthew Myszkowski 

VP Recruitment 


mmszkowski@jcu. edu 

Vernon Burger Chapter Counselor 

pbc9860@aol com 

Oklahoma Alpha - Oklahoma 


Matthew Summerlin President 


Phatmatt535 @aol. com 

Mark Rubey VP Recruitment 



Matthew Matlack 

Chapter Counselor 

mmatlack @cisco. com 

Oklahoma Beta - Oklahoma 

Jerimiah Smith President 


lltimothy210@ou. edu 

Aaron Fleck VP Recruitment 


kennyzivorld@msn. com 

Timothy Lewis Chapter Counselor 

timleivis@ilinkusa. net 

Oregon Alpha - Oregon State 
Lane Teller President 
laneteller@hotmail. com 
Nicholas Thiers VP Recruitment 
easylifene@hotmail. com 
Brett Bell Chapter Counselor 
brettmbell@hotmail. com 

Oregon Beta - Oregon 
Joseph Boyd President 
jboyd@gladstone. uoregon. edu 
Ryley Newcomer VP Recruitment 
rnewcome@gladstone. uoregon. edu 

Pennsylvania Gamma - 


Joseph Lichty President 


Cory Cullen VP Recruitment 


cory cullen @ ex cite, com 

Pennsylvania Delta - Penn 

Daniel Koken President 


Koken @sas. upenn. edu 

Jon Pomeroy VP Recruitment 

pomeroy@sas. upenn. edu 

Daniel Olson Chapter Counselor 

dolson @olsonetc. com 

Pennsylvania Epsilon - Lehigh 

Robert Gargano President 


rmg3 @lehigh. edu 

Thomas Schaible VP Recruitment 


Matthew Perricone 

Chapter Counselor 

mjp2@lehigh. edu 

Pennsylvania Eta - Penn State 
Robert Bugg President 
Christopher Radich 
VP Recruitment 

Pennsylvania Theta - Carnegie 


Daniel Gilman President 


dig@andrew. emu. edu 

Ivan Maddock VP Recruitment 


ijm @andrew. emu. edu 

Mark Mogle Chapter Counselor 

GetMogs @aol com 

Pennsylvania Iota - Muhlenburg 

Joseph Levey President 


mrsinfull @aol. com 

Michael Geller VP Recruitment 


Pennsylvania Kappa - Bucknell 

James Ritter President 


jnritter@bucknell. edu 

Bradford Clemens VP Recruitment 


bclemens@bucknell. edu 

Thomas Cook Chapter Counselor 

Pennsylvania Lambda - 


Craig Rechichar President 


rechicct@westminster. edu 

Joshua Flaim VP Recruitment 


flaimjc @ivestm inster. edu 

Gary Lilly Chapter Counselor 

glilly @westm inster. edu 

Pennsylvania Mu - Temple 

Merideth Merlini President 
mermerlini@yahoo. edu 

Pennsylvania Nu - Thiel 

Robert Stein President 


Adam Leskovic VP Recruitment 


alesko @yahoo. com 

Pennsylvania Xi - Indiana 
University of Pennsylvania 
Matthew DiLoreto President 

xtrememmlO@hotmail. com 
James Cohill President 
jimcohill22@hotmail com 
Jacob Zewe VP Recruitment 
Daves _band4l @hotmail com 

Pennsylvania Tau - Westchester 
Nicholas Rutala President 
sigeppenntau @hotmail. com 
Michael Medina VP Recruitment 
goldenram2005@aol com 
Joseph Montana 
Chapter Counselor 
jmontana67@aol com 

Pennsylvania Phi - Susquehanna 
Stephen Pollice President 

Chad Denlinger VP Recruitment 


denlinger@susqu. edu 

Mark Mattocks Chapter Counselor 

mattocks@susqu. edu 

Pennsylvania Psi - St. Josephs 

Justin Davis President 

Top GunSJU@yahoo. com 

Ryan DellaPenna VP Recruitment 

RyanDelmil@yahoo. com 

Domenic Mannello 

Chapter Counselor 

dmanello @aol. com 

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Pennsylvania Omega - LaSalle 

Justin Daniels President 


deion 123 @dol net 

Shawn Cumiskey 

Chapter Counselor 

s cumiskey @pmrsinc. com 

Pennsylvania Beta Alpha - 


Jared Anderson President 


stjraOl @moravian. edu 

Scott Silvoy VP Recruitment 


ststsOl @morvarian. edu 

Geoffrey Hood Chapter Counselor 

ghood@law. villanova. edu 

Pennsylvania Beta Beta - Drexel 

John Dougherty President 


Robert Emmett VP Recruitment 


R GE22 @ drexel edu 

John Chybinski Chapter Counselor 

John. c. chybinski@abc. com 

South Carolina Alpha - South 


Christopher Halstead President 

chrishalsteadl 037@yahoo. com 

Alexander Szkaradek 

VP Recruitment 


Biglexl998 @aol com 

John Berch Chapter Counselor 

berch @mail. edu 

South Carolina Beta - Clemson 
H. Cooper Ellenberg President 
HELLENE @ clemson. edu 
Andrew Hall VP Recruitment 
RHANDRE@clemson. edu 

South Carolina Epsilon - Coastal 


George LaRock VP Recruitment 

dabossjl7@aol com 

John Gambone Chapter Counselor 

mbpd327@msn. com 

South Carolina Zeta - College of 


David Gibbons President 


davidgibbons42@hotmail. com 

Christopher Jacobs 

VP Recruitment 


cofcjacobs@yahoo. com 

South Dakota Alpha - South 
Dakota State 
Jeffrey Nolz President 
jeffnolz@hotmail com 

Tennessee Alpha - Tennessee 
Andrew Foust President 
afoustl @utk. edu 

Matthew VanCleve VP Recruitment 
m vanclev @utk. edu 
Kelly L. Williams 

Chapter Counselor 

Tennessee Beta - Memphis 

Scott Bendure President 


sbendure@menphis. edu 

Cody Snyder VP Recruitment 


ridenranger@aol. com 

Chad Harrell Chapter Counselor 

harrelcl @nationwide. com 

Tennessee Gamma - East 

Tennessee State 

C. Justin Whitaker President 

77? Uwhit003 @msn. com 

William Perkins VP Recruitment 


Eric Hickam Chapter Counselor 

zrto3 @yahoo. com 

Tennessee Epsilon - Tennessee 


J. Adam Keeton President 


Sigepbubba @hotmail. com 

Fred Schweinberg VP Recruitment 


fms7745@tntech. edu 

James Lindsay Chapter Counselor 

Tennessee Zeta - Lambuth 

James Reed President 


tnzetasigep @aol. com 

Eric Bradshaw VP Recruitment 


tnzeta352@hotmail. com 

Tennessee Eta - Austin Peay State 
Anthony Aronowitz President 
captainanthony@yahoo. com 
James Meserve VP Recruitment 
sigepshwing@hotmail. com 
Joe Winn Chapter Counselor 
JWinn53 @aol. com 

Tennessee Theta - Middle 
Tennessee State 
Jeffrey Paul President 
jpjejfreypaul@comcast. net 
John Bratcher VP Recruitment 

Tennessee Kappa - Tennessee- 

Jeffrey Davis President 
jefsdavis @mars. utm. edu 
Phillip Bohrman VP Recruitment 
phiabohr@mars. utm. edu 
Stephen Shanklin 
Chapter Counselor 

Texas Alpha - Texas 
King Cone President 
kingcone34@hotmail. com 


Evan Hofmann VP Recruitment 


ehofmann @mail. utexas. edu 

Texas Beta - North Texas 
John Kolinofsky President 
jdkjtxbeta @hotmail. com 
Nathan Ford VP Recruitment 
valbowskiOS @yahoo. com 
Jeffrey Blanton Chapter Counselor 
blantonj@swbell. net 

Texas Gamma - Texas Christian 

Gary Coyne President 


g. m. coyne@tcu. edu 

Jason Macomb VP Recruitment 


j. a. macomb@tcu. edu 

Michael Fitzpatrick 

Chapter Counselor 

mfitzpl919@aol. com 

Texas Delta - Houston 

Jim Svoboda President 
svobodaj533 @yahoo. com 

Texas Epsilon - Lamar 

Andrew Marcus President 
ANMARC542 @aol. com 
Terrill Pitkin VP Recruitment 
TERRILL77@aol. com 

Texas Eta - Sam Houston State 

James Keith President 


jkeith99@hotmail. com 

Jonathan Palmer VP Recruitment 


Matthew Folsom 

Chapter Counselor 

mfolsom @bcm. tmc. edu 

Texas Theta - St. Marys 

Thomas Reyna President 

soccerninja6@hotmail. com 

Robert Almonte VP Recruitment 


Kelly Kelly Chapter Counselor 

kellykelly66@hotmail. com 

Texas Kappa - Texas-Arlington 

David Eldridge President 


sigep972 @yahoo. com 

Daniel Phillips VP Recruitment 


dphill25@cs. com 

Alex Straatmann 

Chapter Counselor 

astraat4@hotmail. com 

Texas Mu - Texas A&M 
John Whalen President 
jpwhalen @tamu. edu 

Texas Omicron - Angelo State 
Norberto Rivera President 
weaseltxo @yahoo. com 

Texas Rho - Baylor 

Christian Haucke President 


Christian _Haucke @Baylor. edu 

John McClure VP Recruitment 


John_McClure@Baylor. edu 

Texas Sigma - Texas-San Antonio 
Christofer Trevino President 
echris79@msn. com 
Chris Groff VP Recruitment 
cbpartyn @aol. com 
Clifford Whittingstall 
Chapter Counselor 
cwhitti@mindspring. com 

Texas Phi - Texas-El Paso 

Ernesto Martinez President 
emart006@hotmail. com 

Texas Chi - Texas A&M-Corpus 


James Rivera President 


theflames35 @hotmail. com 

Brian Garza VP Recruitment 


briangarzalGl 1 @hotmail. com 

Wayne Bridgeman 

Chapter Counselor 

bridgema @falcon. tamucc. edu 

Texas Tech SEC 

Jason Mims President 


j_mimsy@hotmail. com 

Kevin Cagney VP Recruitment 


cags2001 @yahoo. com 

Southern Methodist SEC 

Paul Ohanian President 


pohanian @mail.smu. edu 

D. Justin Massimo VP Recruitment 

jmassimo@mail.smu. edu 

Kevin Phelan Chapter Counselor 

Utah Beta - Utah 

Sean Gibson President 


s_c_gibson @hotmail. com 

Matthew Young VP Recruitment 


fatmattsat@hotmail. com 

Vermont Gamma - Vermont 

Sean Stapler President 


sstapler@zoo.uvn. edu 

Gaetano Mitrano VP Recruitment 


gamitran @zoo.uvm. edu 

Michael Languasco 

Chapter Counselor 

mlanguasco @chittenden. com 

Virginia Alpha - Richmond 
Martin Hewett President 
mhewett@richmond. edu 
Robert Hughes VP Recruitment 
804-662-3559 edu 
William Hall Chapter Counselor 
whall@nulineinc. com 

Virginia Delta - William & Mary 

Joshua Schulman President 


Desmond Bowe VP Recruitment 


Aaron Lowery President 


Virginia Epsilon - Washington & 

Christopher Colby President 


Andrew Chapman VP Recruitment 


chapmana @wlu. edu 

Robert Johnson Chapter Counselor 

sigepdg@email. msn. com 

Virginia Eta - Virginia 

Brian Warren President 

bcw2z@virginia. edu 

John Knapp VP Recruitment 

jrk4v@virginia. edu 

Steve Kaplan Chapter Counselor 

sak7b @ Virginia, edu 

Virginia Iota - James Madison 

Corey Doyle President 


Ryan Demagistris VP Recruitment 


demagirs @jmu. edu 

Virginia Kappa - Virginia Tech 

Edward McCarty President 

Jeffrey Blackburn VP Recruitment 

Virginia Lambda - Lynchburg 

Johnathan MacQuilliam President 

jhmacqui@longwood. edu 

Lewis Nichols VP Recruitment 


James Growl Chapter Counselor 

jcrowl@longwood. edu 

Virginia Mu - George Mason 

Christopher Vessey VP Recruitment 


cvessey @gm u . edu 

David Muir Chapter Counselor 

Virginia Xi - Old Dominion 

Ryan Buchheit President 


rbuch003 @odou. edu 

W Scott Headley VP Recruitment 


Virginia Omicron - Longwood 

Noah Blanchard President 


blanchard_n @students. lynchburg. edu 

Jacob MuUins VP Recruitment 


mullins_jj@students. lynchburg. edu 

Washington Alpha - Washington 


Dustin Baker President 


kubiak82@hotmail com 

Washington Beta - Washington 

Matthew Cronin President 


mcronin @u. Washington, edu 

Henry Shim VP Recruitment 


hshim @u. Washington, edu 

Washington Gamma - Eastern 


W Joel Peterson President 


sigep 1 76@aol com 

William Santiago VP Recruitment 
Fnkdfyd@bigplanet. com 

West Virginia Beta - West 


Philip DeBiasi President 


debonel4@aol com 

Christopher Fowler 

VP Recruitment 


btyfarmerl3 @aol com 

Curtis Shinn Chapter Counselor 

Curtis. shinn @axa-adivsors. com 

West Virginia Gamma - Marshall 

Scott Archer President 


archer 1 1 @marshall edu 

Logan Whitty VP Recruitment 


silkyphinel 01 @hotmail com 

West Virginia Delta - Davis & 


Jeremy Golston President 


JeremyGolstonSPE@hotmail com 

Andrew Bass VP Recruitment 


West Virginia Epsilon - West 

Virginia Tech 

Bryan Alderman President 


bryan_alderman @hotmail. com 

Wisconsin Alpha - Lawrence 
Keshav Josh VP Recruitment 
Thomas McGreevey 

Chapter Counselor 
tom_mcgreevey@hotmail. com 

Wisconsin Beta - Wisconsin 
Paul Hohag President 
pthohag@wisc. edu 
Patrick Kovich VP Recruitment 
kingkovichOO@yahoo. com 
David Haug Chapter Counselor 
dhaug@webbaton. com 

Wisconsin Zeta - Marquette 
Christopher Murphy President 
Christopher Murphy@mu. edu 
Peter Coryn VP Recruitment 
thefranchiseS @hotmail. com 
Thomas Warden 
Chapter Counselor 
wardtOl @aol. com 

Wisconsin Theta - Wisconsin- 


Brett Gough President 


goughb @uwplatt. edu 

Nicholas Wagner VP Recruitment 


nickwagsOl @hotmail com 

Wyoming Alpha - Wyoming 

Sean Haloman President 


sean89@uwyo. edu 

Nicholas Lamp VP Recruitment 


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